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Back Alley Princess (1973)

Ma lu xiao ying xiong (original title)
Polly Shang Kwan and Sam Hui are con artists who befriend a family of street venders and entertainers.

Director:

Wei Lo

Writer:

Wei Lo
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Polly Ling-Feng Shang-Kuan ... La-jiao Zai, 'Chili Boy' (as Polly Shang-Kwan)
Samuel Hui ... Hsiu-fa juntou, 'Embroidered Pillow'
Angela Mao ... Hsiao Ying (as Angela Mao Ying)
Yi Feng ... Troupe leader - 'Killer'
Tony Liu ... Philip Teng Hse-lien - the Solicitor
Ying-Chieh Han ... Boss Han
Carter Wong ... Chiang student with arm bands
Lai Wang ... Auntie Wang
Helen Ma ... Helen Ma
Yuet Sang Chin ... Chiang student (as Yuet Sang-Chin)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Chan ... Rascal
Chun Ying Chang Chun Ying Chang ... Hsiao Hou
Fan Chiang ... Lily Wang
Shan Chin ... Uncle Chin
Shan Ching ... Shoeshine victim
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Polly Shang Kwan and Sam Hui are con artists who befriend a family of street venders and entertainers.

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | English

Release Date:

17 February 1973 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Back Alley Princess See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Golden Harvest Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(director's cut) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A weird gender bending tale from Wei Lo and Golden Harvest.
19 February 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Back Alley Princess (1973) is an action comedy from Wei Lo (The Fist of Fury). This gender bending tale is about two street urchins (Sam Hui and Polly Kwan) who make a living pulling all kinds of hustling and scheming. One day they decide to hang around a bunch of street performers. After learning a hard lesson from them, they decide to join their troupe. But a series of unfortunate events has Polly deciding to pull out another scheme out of her bag of tricks and hustles money and legal advice from a wealthy solicitor. Everything is fine again until one day when the boyfriend of one of the troupe members sell's her sister to a sleazy crime lord. The back alley princes are called into action once again. Polly has to pull out the biggest scheme of his life pose as a woman! Can Polly pull it off and save the girl?

A very strange kung fu movie from Golden Harvest. All of the minor stars are involved in this movie. Even some of their biggest stars have cameo roles (includinbg the director). Polly Kwan makes a very unconvincing male (she's too attractive) Angela Mao co-stars as the girl who's strongly attracted to Polly, Sam Hui and many of the Golden Harvest stock players. Han Ying Chieh pulls double duty as the action director and as the sleazy crime lord (virtually the same role he played in Big Boss).

Highly recommended if you can find a copy.


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