The production commenced in 1962 only to stall after the untimely death of screen superstar Dai Lin in 1964. After a publicity campaign to search and cast a replacement, the studio recruited Die Du to body double and finish Lin Dai's unfinished scenes for this and simultaneously for 'Lan yu Hei (xia)(1966)' and 'Bai lian deng (1965)'. In the process, theatrical release was delayed another three years as a result of arduous re-shoots and re-editing.

Final film of Dai Lin.