Orig Story: Auyeung Tin
Scr/Prod: Ng Cho-fan
Prod Co: Hwa Lien
Cast: Ng Cho-fan, Bruce Lee, Pak Yin, Fung Fung, Lee Yuet-ching
1960 | Colour | Digital File | Cantonese | Chi & Eng Subtitles | 107min
The entire film was shot on Eastman colour stock, and shipped to Rank Film Laboratories in the UK for development and printing. This colour version took over 30 years to return to Hong Kong. Ng Cho-fan was heavily inspired by American film Men of Boys Town (1941) to make a film with educational significance. He wrote and produced the film, and acted in the role of the head of the orphanage (in a role similar to Spencer Tracy's Father Flanagan). Sam, his estranged son (Bruce Lee), also showed some of the rebelliousness and cocky swagger displayed by Mickey Rooney. This film had an enormous budget. Ng Cho-fan admitted that ‘this film was made in the spirit of martyrdom. Success and failure is not an issue.' Bruce Lee's performance was multi-faceted and ever-changing. It was the pièce de résistance of his pre-US career, to be passed down to future generations.
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