Plan Dir: Li Han-hsiang
Cast: Chen Chen, Wang Chong, Niu Fangyu
Shot at the Taiwan studio that Li Han-hsiang modeled after Shaws' back lot, this is an innovative attempt to find a new direction for Mandarin sing-song films. The story of a hapless maiden who keeps running into misfortune, this variation of the backstage musical features only one song, performed in different moods with different lyrics to different dramatic circumstances. The film also builds on conventions of the popular huangmei diao films, creating vivid characters and nuanced situations that nevertheless remain true to the low-key feminist tenor of opera films. Chinese With English Subtitles.