Big and Little Wong Tin Bar

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Big and Little Wong Tin Bar
Big and Little Wong Tin Bar (1962).jpg
Jackie Chan's and Sammo Hung's first acting roles were in Big and Little Wong Tin Bar, until 2016 thought to be a lost film, showing the opening scene, of the 1962 martial arts movie
Traditional 大小黄天霸
Simplified 大小黄天霸
Cantonese daai6 siu2 wong4 tin1 baa3
Directed by Lung To
Produced by Leung King-hin
Written by Lee Yuen-man
Starring Jackie Chan
Sammo Hung
Li Li-Hua
Edited by Fan Ka-ken
Production
company
Great Win Film Co[1]
Release date
  • 5 December 1962 (1962-12-05)[1]
Running time
106 minutes[2]
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese

Big and Little Wong Tin Bar (Chinese: 大小黄天霸) also known as Seven Little Valiant Fighters (Chinese: 橫掃江南七霸天)/Two of a Kind is a 1962 Hong Kong film. The film is notable, for being Jackie Chan's and Sammo Hung's film debut. Until 2016, the film was considered lost. The only footage that survived before that period were a 9-minute opening clip [3] and a short 5 minute clip of dialogue.[4] The film was rediscovered when a complete copy was released onto YouTube on February 3, 2016.[5][6]

Plot

A child learns martial arts in order to become a Kung Fu warrior.

Cast

NOTE: Many actors who were featured in this film do not have the same names as they do today, this was due to them taking their master's name which is part of Chinese tradition while studying martial arts.

  • Yuen Lau (a.k.a. Jackie Chan) - Played a singing kid and fights a man.
  • Yuen Lung (a.k.a. Sammo Hung) - Played an unknown kid.
  • Yuen Wah
  • Ho Siu-hung - as Master Wong Sam-tai
  • Li Li-Hua
  • Cheng Bik-ying - as Cheung Kwai-lan
  • Yam Yin - as Lotus
  • Lau Hark-suen - as Black Wind Fortress Kam Ching

Additional cast

  • Yuen Fu (a.k.a. Lee Kuk-wah)
  • Yuen Ting (a.k.a. Ng Ming-choi)
  • Yuen Man (a.k.a. Mang Yuen-man)
  • Yuen Tai
  • Lam Yim
  • Mui Yan
  • Yam Tai-koon
  • Wah Wan-fung

Footage

There were 3 known scenes involving Jackie Chan and some kids. He fights someone older and then sings. Some footage of this film is shown in Jackie Chan: My Story.

Filming Information

Big and Little Wong Tin Bar was filmed in Hong Kong in the Cantonese language using Black-and-white 35 mm film with a Mono audio track.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b 13779M8I94471.12097&profile=hkfa&[email protected][email protected][email protected]!3100036&aspect=basic_search&menu=search&ri=2&[email protected]!horizon&term=The+Seven+little+valiant+fighters&index=ALLTITP "The Seven little valiant fighters" Check |url= value (help). Hong Kong Film Archive. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Seven Little Valiant Fighters (aka Two of a Kind)". Hong Kong Film Archive. Archived from the original on 17 March 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Video on YouTube[dead link]
  4. ^ Video on YouTube[dead link]
  5. ^ Video on YouTube[dead link]
  6. ^ Video on YouTube

External links

  • Big and Little Wong Tin Bar on IMDb
  • Big and Little Wong Tin Bar at Hong Kong Film Archive
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