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李翰祥  ♂
Li Han-Hsiang
Lee Hon-Cheung,  Li Hanxiang,  Li Han-Chiang,  Lee Han-Chiang
Born: March 7th, 1926 (China) - Died: December 17th, 1996





 
Filmography (1949-1994)
 
  Actor (24 films)
    Hearts Aflame (1949) ... Villager
    The Flower Street (1950)    
    When Roses Bloom (1951) ... Employee B
    A Moment of Bliss (1952)    
    Bloodbath (1952) ... Doctor
    Mist-Cloaked Hong Kong (1952) ... Sun Kuo-Chuang
    The Moon-Blanch'd Land (1952)    
    Gone to the Dogs (1952)    
    Happy Encounter (1952)    
    The Closer the Better (1952)    
    The Dog-Murderer (1952) ... Detective
    Singing Under the Moon (1953) ... Sailor
    Lady from the Moon (1954)    
    Rose, Rose I Love You (1954)    
    The Orphan Girl (1956) ... Mrs Luo's brother
    Cheating in Panorama (1972) ... himself
    Tales of Larceny (1973) ... 1) Soldier at festival
    Sinful Confession (1974) ... Himself
    Lucky, Lucky (1974)    
    Temperament of Life (1975) ... Manager
    The Little Ancestors (1976)    
    Passing Flickers (1982) ... Himself at opening scene
    Snuff Bottle (1988) ... [Himself in Prolouge]
    The Golden Lotus "Love and Desire" (1991) ... Movie director [cameo]
  Director (88 films)
    Lady from the Moon (1954)    
    Red Bloom in the Snow (1956)    
    Beyond the Blue Horizon (1956)    
    A Mating Story (1957)    
    Lady in Distress (1957)    
    Little Angels of the Streets (1957)    
    A Mellow Spring (1957)    
    He Has Taken Him for Another (1957)    
    A Kiss for Me (1958)    
    Diau Charn (1958)    
    The Angel (1958)    
    Dan Fung Street (1958)    
    The Blessed Family (1958)    
    The Magic Touch (1958)    
    Love Letter Murder (1959)    
    The Kingdom and the Beauty (1959)    
    The Adventure of the 13th Sister (1959)    
    Rear Entrance (1960)    
    The Enchanting Shadow (1960)    
    The Pistol (1961)    
    Yang Kwei Fei (1962)    
    The Love Eterne (1963)    
    The Empress Wu Tse-tien (1963)    
    Return of the Phoenix (1963)    
    The Adulteress (1963)    
    Seven Fairies (1963)    
    The Three Wanderers (1964)    
    The Coin (1964)    
    Trouble on the Wedding Night (1964)    
    Beyond the Great Wall (1964)    
    Beauty of Beauties (1965)    
    The 14th Daughter of Hsin Family (1966)    
    Dodder Flower (1966)    
    A Perturbed Girl (1966)    
    The Commander Underground (1967)    
    Feng Yang Flower Drum (1967)    
    Love Is More Intoxicating Than Wine (1967)    
    The Winter (1968)    
    Storm Over the Yang-Tse River (1969)    
    A Tale of Ghost and Fox (1970)    
    Four Moods (1970)    
    Legends of Cheating (1971)    
    The Story of Ti-Ying (1971)    
    Cheating in Panorama (1972)    
    The Admired Girl (1972)    
    The Warlord (1972)    
    Legends of Lust (1972)    
    Tales of Larceny (1973)    
    Cheat to Cheat (1973)    
    Facets of Love (1973)    
    Illicit Desire (1973)    
    The Happiest Moment (1973)    
    The Golden Lotus (1974)    
    Scandal (1974)    
    Sinful Confession (1974)    
    Forbidden Tales of Two Cities (1975)    
    The Empress Dowager (1975)    
    That's Adultery! (1975)    
    The Last Tempest (1976)    
    Wedding Nights (1976)    
    Crazy Sex (1976)    
    Love Swindler (1976)    
    Moods of Love (1977)    
    The Adventures of Emperor Chien Lung (1977)    
    The Dream of the Red Chamber (1977)    
    The Mad Monk (1977)    
    Sensual Pleasures (1978)    
    Hello Sexy Late Homecomers (1978)    
    The Voyage of Emperor Chien Lung (1978)    
    The Scandalous Warlord (1979)    
    The Ghost Story (1979)    
    Return of the Dead (1979)    
    Emperor Chien Lung and the Beauty (1980)    
    The Tiger and the Widow (1980)    
    Passing Flickers (1982)    
    Tiger Killer (1982)    
    The Emperor and the Minister (1982)    
    Take Care, Your Majesty! (1983)    
    Burning of Imperial Palace (1983)    
    Reign Behind a Curtain (1983)    
    The Last Emperor (1986)    
    Snuff Bottle (1988)    
    The Empress Dowager (1989)    
    Madame Bamboo (1991)    
    The Golden Lotus "Love and Desire" (1991)    
    Dun Huang Tales of the Night (1991)    
    The Amorous Lotus Pan (1994)    
    Lover's Lover (1994)    
  Writer (61 films)
    Singing Under the Moon (1953)    
    Red Bloom in the Snow (1956)    
    Golden Phoenix (1956)    
    The Orphan Girl (1956)    
    Beyond the Blue Horizon (1956)    
    A Mating Story (1957)    
    Lady in Distress (1957)    
    Little Angels of the Streets (1957)    
    Laughter and Tears (1958)    
    Dan Fung Street (1958)    
    The Love Eterne (1963)    
    The Empress Wu Tse-tien (1963)    
    A Maid from Heaven (1963)    
    Seven Fairies (1963)    
    A Tale of Ghost and Fox (1970)    
    Four Moods (1970)    
    Legends of Cheating (1971)    
    The Story of Ti-Ying (1971)    
    Cheating in Panorama (1972)    
    The Admired Girl (1972)    
    The Warlord (1972)    
    Legends of Lust (1972)    
    Tales of Larceny (1973)    
    Cheat to Cheat (1973)    
    Facets of Love (1973)    
    Illicit Desire (1973)    
    The Happiest Moment (1973)    
    The Golden Lotus (1974)    
    Scandal (1974)    
    Sinful Confession (1974)    
    Forbidden Tales of Two Cities (1975)    
    The Empress Dowager (1975)    
    That's Adultery! (1975)    
    The Last Tempest (1976)    
    Wedding Nights (1976)    
    Crazy Sex (1976)    
    Love Swindler (1976)    
    Moods of Love (1977)    
    The Adventures of Emperor Chien Lung (1977)    
    The Dream of the Red Chamber (1977)    
    The Mad Monk (1977)    
    Sensual Pleasures (1978)    
    The Voyage of Emperor Chien Lung (1978)    
    The Scandalous Warlord (1979)    
    The Ghost Story (1979)    
    Return of the Dead (1979)    
    Emperor Chien Lung and the Beauty (1980)    
    The Tiger and the Widow (1980)    
    The King and the Eunuch (1981)    
    Passing Flickers (1982)    
    Tiger Killer (1982)    
    The Emperor and the Minister (1982)    
    Take Care, Your Majesty! (1983)    
    Burning of Imperial Palace (1983)    
    Reign Behind a Curtain (1983)    
    The Last Emperor (1986)    
    Snuff Bottle (1988)    
    The Empress Dowager (1989)    
    Madame Bamboo (1991)    
    The Golden Lotus "Love and Desire" (1991)    
    Dun Huang Tales of the Night (1991)    
  Producer (7 films)
    Seven Fairies (1963)    
    Trouble on the Wedding Night (1964)    
    Beauty of Beauties (1965)    
    Storm Over the Yang-Tse River (1969)    
    Cheating in Panorama (1972)    
    Burning of Imperial Palace (1983)    
    Reign Behind a Curtain (1983)    
  Executive Director (1 film)
    Black Bull and White Snake (1969)    
  Assistant Director (2 films)
    Singing Under the Moon (1953)    
    Laughter and Tears (1958)    
  Art Director (6 films)
    Song on a Rainy Night (1950)    
    When Roses Bloom (1951)    
    When Roses Bloom (1951)    
    Don't Tell My Husband (1952)    
    Yang Kwei Fei (1962)    
    The Golden Lotus "Love and Desire" (1991)    
  Lyrics (2 films)
    Tiger Killer (1982)    
    Dun Huang Tales of the Night (1991)    
  Presenter (18 films)
    The 14th Daughter of Hsin Family (1966)    
    Dodder Flower (1966)    
    A Perturbed Girl (1966)    
    Many Enchanting Nights (Part 1) (1966)    
    Many Enchanting Nights (Part 2) (1966)    
    The Commander Underground (1967)    
    Lady in the Tower (1967)    
    Feng Yang Flower Drum (1967)    
    Love Is More Intoxicating Than Wine (1967)    
    When Dreams Come True (1967)    
    Deep in the Mountain (1967)    
    The Dawn (1968)    
    The Stranger (1968)    
    Romance in Northern Country (1968)    
    Black Bull and White Snake (1969)    
    Legends of Cheating (1971)    
    Cheating in Panorama (1972)    
    Lover's Lover (1994)    
  Planning Director (6 films)
    Many Enchanting Nights (Part 1) (1966)    
    Many Enchanting Nights (Part 2) (1966)    
    Lady in the Tower (1967)    
    When Dreams Come True (1967)    
    The Dawn (1968)    
    Romance in Northern Country (1968)    
  Planning (11 films)
    Three Love Songs (1964)    
    The 14th Daughter of Hsin Family (1966)    
    Dodder Flower (1966)    
    A Perturbed Girl (1966)    
    The Commander Underground (1967)    
    Lady in the Tower (1967)    
    Feng Yang Flower Drum (1967)    
    Love Is More Intoxicating Than Wine (1967)    
    Deep in the Mountain (1967)    
    Like Father, Like Son (1968)    
    Love Eternal (1968)    
  Production Manager (3 films)
    A Perturbed Girl (1966)    
    Like Father, Like Son (1968)    
    An Unexpected Guest (1969)    
 
 
Biography
 
  Father of Margaret Lee Din-Long and Lee Din-Hing.

Li arrived in Hong Kong in 1948 and began his career as a contract actor and set designer. In 1954, he directed "Blood in Snow" which won critical acclaim and paved the way to his career with Shaw Brothers. Li made over 70 films in his lifetime and was particularly adept in Huangmei opera movies. His films "Diau Charn", "The Kingdom and the Beauty" and "The Love Eterne" won Best Film and Best Director awards at the Asian Film Festival and Golden Horse Awards. In 1963 he went to Taiwan and set up the Grand Studio which helped speed up the development of Taiwan's film industry. Unfortunately the studio went into financial difficulties and closed down later on. Li rejoined Shaw Brothers in 1972 and made "The Warlord", "Illicit Desires", "The Empress", "Tiger Killer" and other films. In 1983 he started to make films with Mainland studios and came out with "The Burning of Imperial Palace", "Reign Behind the Curtain", "Fire Dragon" and so on. Li died of heart attack in 1996, while filming "The Burning of the Qin Palace".

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