The Crimson Palm
Director Yu Hsin Chen
Running time 1h 25m
Screenplay Yu Hsin Chen
Music director Eddie Wang
Country Hong Kong
|Release date 28 October 1964 (1964-10-28)|
Writer Yu Hsin Chen (screenplay)
Initial release October 28, 1964 (Hong Kong)
Cast Ivy Ling Po, Ching Lee, Tien Feng, Kun Li, Kuang Chao Chiang
Similar movies King Cat (1967)
The Crimson Palm (血手印, pinyin: Xie shou yin, Cantonese: Huet sau yan) is a 1964 Hong Kong film directed by Chan Yau-San for Shaw Brothers.
The father of Lin Shao-teh, a high court official, has betrothed him to the daughter of millionaire Wang Chun. Lin's father dies and the Lin family is impoverished. Lin Shao-teh Ivy Ling Po has to work as a water carrier to support his mother. Wang Chun calls Shao-teh to his house, forces him to annul the betrothal in exchange for some silver. Shao-teh is deeply hurt, agrees to the annulment, but refuses the money.
Wang Chun's daughter, Chien-king (Chin Ping), is a virtuous girl. When she hears about what her father has done, she refuses to obey him and vows to not marry anyone else. Chien-king sends her maid, Shuet Chun (Li Ching), to Shao-teh's house to console him. She also sends a parcel of clothes and some money. Shuet Chun tells Shao-teh to return to the Wang mansion that night to receive 100 taels of silver, as Chien-king wants to help Shao-teh with money enough to travel to take the Imperial exams. Shuet Chun also gives him a gold hairpin as a token for the messenger delivering the gold.
ReferencesThe Crimson Palm Wikipedia
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