Hong Kong Nocturne

Hong Kong Nocturne

Dir/Scr: Umetsugu Inoue
Prod Co: Shaw Brothers
Cast: Peter Chen Ho, Cheng Pei-pei, Chin Ping, Lily Ho, Ling Yun
1967 | Colour | DVD | Mandarin | Chinese Subtitles | 123min

Helmed by famed Japanese director Umetsugu Inoue, Hong Kong Nocturne was his first large-scale musical film after he joined Shaw Brothers in 1966 and became one of the studio's most landmark films. A remake of his earlier Japanese film Tonight We'll Dance (1963) against new backdrops, the story follows three beautiful sisters—played by three of Shaw's most charismatic stars Lily Ho, Cheng Pei-pei and Chin Ping—on their journey to pursue love and stardom. It is a Hollywoodesque musical extravaganza filled with glitzy numbers and dazzling sets, as the director continued to collaborate with his long-time partners in art direction, lighting, dance, and music. While the catchy and exuberant songs, written by Japanese veteran composer Ryoichi Hattori, were performed by iconic singers like Tsin Ting and Mona Fong, the lead actresses lit up the screen in every show-stopping musical number with their impressive dance-floor skills and irresistible charm.

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