Director

Director Bu Wancang(卜万: 1903 — 1974)

Bu Wancang (simplified Chinese: 卜万苍; traditional Chinese: 卜萬蒼; pinyin: Bǔ Wàncāng) was born 1903, Anhui, China and died 1974 in Hong Kong. He was a prolific Chinese film director and screenwriter active between the 1920s and the 1960s. He is also known by his Cantonese name, Baak Maan Chong, and his English name, Richard Poh.

Originally a member of the Shanghai cinema scene, Bu worked for several studios before becoming a major director for the Mingxing Film Company. By 1931, Bu moved to Mingxing’s rival, Lianhua, where he directed such films as Love and Duty (1931) and The Peach Girl (1932) (both with actress Ruan Lingyu).

As the war with Japan intensified Bu made several films with subtle patriotic themes, most notably 1939′s Mulan Joins the Army. Once Japanese control over Shanghai was complete, however, Bu was eventually forced to make several propaganda films for the occupiers, notably 1942′s Eternity. After the war, he was ostracized by his colleagues for these films, causing him to move to Hong Kong in 1948 where he continued to make films until his retirement.

 

 

Promotional Song for

<The Peach Girl>

launched in Taipei

 

桃花泣血記 詹天馬作詞 王雪峰作曲(1932年發表)

人生就像桃花枝,有時開花有時死,花有春天再開期,人若死去無活時。

戀愛無分階級性,第一要緊是真情,琳姑出世歹環境,親像桃花彼薄命。

德恩無想是富戶,專心實意愛琳姑,免驚日後來相誤,我是男子無糊塗。

琳姑本正也愛伊,信用德恩無懷疑,每日作陣真歡喜,望要作伊的妻兒。

禮教束縛非現代,最好自由的世界,德恩老母無理解,雖然有錢也真害。

紅顏自本多薄命,拆散兩人的真情,運命作孽真僥倖,失意斷送過一生。

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