The Singing Thief (1969)

  |  Adventure, Musical, Mystery

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A jewel thief decides to turn over a new leaf. He starts anew as a professional singer.



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16 February 2019 | ckormos1
| An action musical
This is an action musical and I doubt there is any other "action musical" in existence (outside of Bollywood). It starts out singing with the fabulous 1960s clothes and set design. Our singing star, Lam Chung, was a genuine Taiwan singer. When the opening tune ends he is chased by the police and escapes by a taxi that turns out to be a police car. He easily escapes when the driver has to hit the brakes. He goes to his friend's house and they discuss the plot. Another jewel thief known as "The Flying Thief" seems to be ruining his reputation so he decides he will capture the imposter. My copy is a VCD. That means "video compact disk" which is an extinct format with the movie on two disks. I found my copy covered in dust on the back shelf of a music/movie store in China Town Los Angeles. It wide screen with dual Chinese/English subtitles. Overall, if you are looking for an action musical, this will fill the missing hole in your life for 87 minutes. As a fan of martial arts movies of the golden age 1967 to 1984 I can only rate this as a tad less than average. The best action director duo ever, Tong Kai and Liu Chia-Liang, didn't seen to have enough work to do here. There just isn't enough action for me.

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Adventure | Musical | Mystery


Release Date:

14 February 1969



Country of Origin

Hong Kong

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