Yueh Hua was born in Shanghai under the name of Liang Le-Hua. After training at the Shanghai Music Institute, he came to Hong Kong in 1962. A year later he entered the Shaw Brothers acting class after a stint with the Nan Guo experimental film group. And in 1966 was contracted with Shaw Brothers at a time when actresses were more popular than actors. Finding work was difficult. Yet Yueh found luck. He was cast opposite the soon to be crowned “Queen of Kung-fu films”, Cheng Pei-pei, in first Princess Iron Fan (1966) then in Come Drink With Me (1966), considered by many to be the precursor for all swordswomen films to come and King Hu’s most influential directed film done at Shaw Brothers. Yueh’s characeter from Come Drink With Me, which is “Drunken Cat” , is still considered classic. Before appearing on camera he would get into character by drinking two bottles of Chinese wine.
During the 1960’s and 1970’s he averaged five films per year and with all the Shaw’s main leading actresses in mostly classic martial art films. He could succesfully play both good and bad cool characters in his movies. If you’re looking for a gracious swordsman whose slight melancholy streak alternates with explosive violence or an honorable knight, this is the man [*].
Soruces; hkmdb ……..
- 女俠黑蝴蝶 – Black Butterfly (1968) *
- 黑蜥蜴 – Black Lizard (1981) *
- 五虎屠龍 – Brothers Five (1970)
- 吉祥賭坊 – The Casino (1972)
- Lu Xiaofeng
- Chu Liu Hsiang
- 大醉俠 – Come Drink With Me (1966)
- 三少爺的劍 – Death Duel (1977) *
- 斷魂谷 – Death Valley (1968) *
- 毒龍潭 – Dragon Swamp (1969) *
- 圓月彎刀 – Full Moon Scimitar (1979) *
- 白玉老虎 – Jade Tiger (1977) *
- 流星蝴蝶劍 – Killer Clans (1976) *
- 荒江女俠 – Lady of Steel (1970) *
- 俠士行 – The Long Chase (1971)
- 俠骨柔情赤子心 – The Master and the Kid (1977)
- 林沖夜奔 – Pursuit (1972)
- 虎膽 – Raw Courage (1969) *
- Sentimental Swordsman
- 影子神鞭 – The Shadow Whip (1971) *
- Temple of the Red Lotus – Scarlet Maid Saga
- 江湖奇俠 – I Temple of the Red Lotus (1965) *
- 鴛鴦劍俠 – II The Twin Swords (1965) *
- 琴劍恩仇 – III The Sword and the Lute (1967) *
- 群英會 – Trilogy of Swordsmanship (1972) * ilk hikayede !
- 冰天俠女 – Vengeance of a Snowgirl (1971) *
- 水滸傳 – Water Margin (1972) ve 蕩寇誌 – All Men Are Brothers (1975) *
- 降頭 – Black Magic, I (1975) , cameo !
- Journey to the West (Monkey King) Saga
- 西遊記 – I The Monkey Goes West (1966)
- 鐵扇公主 – II Princess Iron Fan (1966)
- 盤絲洞 – III The Cave of the Silken Web (1967)
- 女兒國 – IV The Land of Many Perfumes (1968)
* supporting roles !