Shaw Brothers old film fully restored from the
Running time 122 minutes
Best Picture, Best Director, Best Music,
Best Editing, Best Actress and special awards
for outstanding performance, this sumptuous
adaptation of a Chinese folk tale won them all.
Glorious Betty Loh Ti stars as a beauty that
disguises herself as a boy to get an otherwise
forbidden education. This sort of pre-Yentl
gender-bender role-playing is traditional when
it comes to Chinese opera, yet there is nothing
old fashioned about the superlative screen
treatment given to this all-time classic.