The Wandering Swordsman (1970)

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The charismatic David Chiang joins the "queen of Shaw Brothers kung-fu," Lily Li, is an entertaining "Martial Arts World" epic about a hero who robs from the robbers and gives to the poor - making the vengeful robbers very cross indeed!


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Director:

Cheh Chang

Writer:

Kuang Ni (screenplay)

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11 February 2019 | ckormos1
7
| The smiling swordsman, the flying swordsman, the wandering swordsman
Movie opens with horseback riders, titles, and weeds. David Chiang spies on two guys planning to rob an escort company. At the teahouse he talks to the waiter and pushes the thieves' buttons by talking openly about a good day for a robbery. He easily takes the loot from them and gives the gold to a mob of refugees then flies away like a God on Earth. Poor planning though as now he has to sell his swords to Chan Sing to pay for a meal. In the woods he saves Lily Li from a killer. He borrows her horse to catch up to the man who bought his two swords. Meanwhile, Lily li returns to her security bureau. The movie starts out lightweight. David Chiang is just smiling like movie star. A more fitting title would be "The Smiling Swordsman". The wire work is just showing off some smooth flight action. There's just one sword fight in the first thirty minutes. This is all just to set up the viewer for a heavyweight ending. This is Bolo Yeung Sze's first movie. He is a legitimate martial artist first and actor second. Maybe actor third is more accurate as he was certainly cast for his body builder physique in most of his movies. Overall I consider this a a great martial arts movie from the golden age of martial arts movies. It was an excellent start giving David Chiang an over the top heroic figure to kick off his career at Shaw Brothers.

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