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Chronological Listing of Chang Cheh Films
Organized by Phonetic Mandarin Title

Zhang Che, b. 1932, Zhejiang Province. Director-writer.
FILMS MADE IN THE CAPACITY OF DIRECTOR

Year: Mandarin Name / English Name [Filmmaking Capacity; COUNTRY]

1949: Alishan Fengyun / Storm Cloud Over Alishan [co-directed with 
           Zhang Ying, also scripted; Taiwan]
1957: Yehuo / Wild Fire [also scripter]
1965: Hudie Bei / The Butterfly Chalice [co-directed with Yuan Qiefeng]
1966: Huxia Jianchou / Tiger boy [also scripter]
1966: Bianchang Sanxia / The Magnificent Trio [also scripter]
1967: Duanchang Jian / Trail of the Broken Sword [also scripter]
1967: Dubi Dao / The One-Armed Swordsman [also co-scripter]
1967: Da Cike / The Assassin [also scripter]
1968: Jin Yanzi / The Golden Swallow [also co-scripter]
1969: Dadao Gewang / The Singing Thief
1969: Dubi Dao Wang / Return of the One-Armed Swordsman [also scripter]
1969: Feidao Shou / Flying Dagger [also co-scripter]
1969: Tieshou Wuqing / The Invincible Fist
1969: Si Jiao / Dead End
1969: Baobiao / Have Sword Will Travel
1970: You Xiaer / The Wandering Swordsman
1970: Baochou / Vengeance [also co-scripter]
1970: Shisan Taibo / The Heroic Ones [also co-scripter]
1971: Ying Wang / King Eagle
1971: Xin Dubi Dao / The New One-Armed Swordsman
1971: Da Juedou / the Duel
1971: Wuming Yingxiong / The Anonymous Heroes
1971: Quan Ji / Duel of Fists
1971: Shuang Xia / The Deadly Duo
1972: Ma Yongzhen / The Boxer from Shantung [co-directed with Bao Xueli]
1972: E Ke / The Angry Guest
1972: Shui Hu Zhuan / The Water Margin [co-directed w/ Wu Ma & Bao Xueli]
1972: Qunying Hui / Trilogy of Swordsmanship [one episode only]
1972: Nianqing Ren / Young People
1972: Kuaihuo Lin / Delightful Forest [co-directed with Bao Xueli]
1972: Chou Lianhuan / Man of Iron [co-dir w/ Bao Xueli, also co-scripter]
1972: Si Qisi / Four Riders [also co-scripter]
1973: Fennu Qingnian / The Delinquent [co-directed with Gui Zhihong]
1973: Ci Ma / Blood Brothers
1973: Pan Ni / The Generation Gap [also co-scripted]
1973: Da Haidao / The Pirate [co-directed with Wu Ma and Bao Xueli]
1974: Fang Shiyu yu Hong Xiguan / Heroes Two
1974: Wu Hu Jiang / The Savage Five
1974: Shaolin Zidi / Men from the Monastery
1974: Pengyou / Friends
1974: Hong Quan yu Yong Chun / Shaolin Martial Arts [also co-scripter]
1974: Nezha / Na Cha the Great [also co-scripter]
1974: Shaolin Wuzu / Five Shaolin Masters
1975: Dangkou Zhi / All Men Are Brothers [co-dir w/ Wu Ma, also co-scrip]
1975: Hongquan Xiaozi / Disciples of Shaolin
1975: Hong Haier / The Fantastic Magic Baby 
1975: Mage Bolo / Marco Polo
1976: Ba Guo Lian Jun / The Boxer Rebellion
1976: Cai Lifo Xiaozi / New Shaolin Boxers [co-directed with Wu Ma]
1976: Shaolin Si / The Shaolin Temple [co-directed with Wu Ma]
1977: Haijun Tuji Dui / The Naval Commandos [co-directed with Wu Ma]
1977: She Diao Yingxiong Zhuan / The Brave Archer
1977: Tangren Jie Xiaozi / The Chinatown Kid [also co-scripter]
1978: She Diao Yingxiong Zhuan Xuji / The Brave Archer, Part Two
1978: Wu Du / The Five Venoms [also co-scripter]
1979: Zhaji Wangming / The Daredevils
1979: Maiming Xiaozi / The Magnificent Ruffians [also co-scripter]
1979: Jinbi Tong / The Kid With the Golden Arm
1980: Di San Lei Da Dou / Heaven and Hell
1980: Shaolin yu Wudang / Two Champions of Shaolin
1981: Bixue Jian / The Sword Stained With Royal Blood
1981: Cha Shou / Masked Avengers
1982: Chongxiao Lou / House of Traps
1982: Shediao Xialu / The Brave Archer and His Mate
1982: Wudun Renshu / Five Element Ninjas
1982: Shediao Yingxiong Zhuan Disan Ji / The Brave Archer, Part III 
1983: Shentong Shu yu Xiao Bawang / The Weird Man
1983: Zhuang Gui / The Ghost
1984: Shanghai Tan Shisan Taibao / Shanghai 13 [also scripter & producer]
1986: Da Shanghai 1937 / Great Shanghai 1937 [also scripter]
1988: Guo Jiang / Cross the River [also scripter]
1990: Xi'an Shalu / Slaughter in Xi'an [also scripter; IN CHINA]
1993: Shen Tong / The Magic Kid [IN TAIWAN]

SOURCE:

Teo, Stephen.  Hong Kong Cinema: The Extra Dimensions.  London: BFI
     (British Film Institute), 1997.  ISBN 0851704964, hardcover ($60);
     ISBN 0851705146, softcover ($24.95)  as priced by Univ of Ind press
     (specifically, pages 291-2)

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.    .   FILMS CHANG CHEH WROTE BUT DID NOT DIRECT, Vers. 2.1 (7/24/10):   .   .
   (NOTE: green text indicates information not found in Stephen Teo's book
        a red asterisk * indicates a film not released to VCD nor DVD)

     This list is very interesting given Chang Cheh's oft-noted disdain for 
films with female leads.

English Name / Mandarin Name (Year)

IN SHANGHAI:
* The Woman With the False Face / Jiamian Nulang (1947) 
* Love in the Wild / Huangyuan Yanji (1949) 
* Never Separated (1951) [according to the HKMDb]
IN HONG KONG:
SWANK MOTION PICTURE COMPANY [distributed by Shaw Brothers]:
* The Tender Trap of Espionage / Zhifen Jiandie Wang (1960)
* Black Butterfly / Hei Hudei (1960)
MP&GI (MOTION PICTURE & GENERAL INVESTMENT CO. LTD.) [CATHAY]:
  Death Traps (1960) [script doctoring/re-writes only] on Panorama VCD and DVD
* Song Without Words / Wu Yu Wen Cangtian (1961)
* The Girl With the Golden Arm / Zei Meiren (1961)
* You Were Meant for Me / Youxi Renjian (1961)
  It's Always Spring /Taoli Zheng Chun (1962) on Panorama VCD and DVD
    [director: Evan Yang; script: Chang Cheh and Evan Yang]
* Come Rain, Come Shine / Yehua Lian (1962)
* Her Pearly Tears / Zhenzhu Lie (1962)
SHAW BROTHERS:
  The Amorous Lotus Pan (1963) [Huangmei Opera] on IVL discs and Zoke Culture DVD
  The Female Prince / Shuangfeng Qiyuan (1964) [Huangmei Opera]
  The Warlord and the Actress / Xue Jian Mudan Hong (1964)
  The Mermaid / Yu Meiren (1965) [Huangmei Opera]
  Crocodile River / Eyu He (1965) on IVL VCD only; no IVL DVD
  Inside the Forbidden City / Song Gong Mishi (1965) [Huangmei Opera]
    [director: Gao Lap; script: Gao Lap and Chang Cheh]
* Call of the Sea / Huhai Qingchou (1965)
  The Perfumed Arrow / Nu Xiucai (1966) [Huangmei Opera]
  The Knight of Knights (1966)

    The filmography above draws on data from the book Hong Kong Cinema: The 
Extra Dimensions, by Stephen Teo, from the Hong Kong Movie Database, and 
from various VCD and DVD listings from online merchants selling releases by 
Shaw Brothers/Celestial/IVL and MP&GI (Motion Picture & General Investment 
Co. Ltd.)/Cathay/Panorama.



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