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Chu Yuan

Other names : 楚原
Chi Yau
Chin Yu
Cho Yuan
Choh Yuen
Chor Yuen
Chu Yan
Chu3 Yuan2
Chun Yue (3)
Birthdate : 16/9/1934
Nationality : China
Workplace : Hong Kong
Activities : Director (124), Assistant Director (2), Producer (1), Writer (66), Actor (31), Brief appearance (5)


Chu Yuan was born in 1934 in Guangzhou. He was the son of veteran actor Zhang Huo You. Altough inspired by his father, he studied chemistry at the Chung Shan University. Later on, his desire to make movies took over and he began his film career as a scriptwriter in 1956. He added directing to his resume in 1957. Upon being signed by the Shaw Brothers in 1971, his first project at Shaw's was "Duel for Gold". Then he immediately made name for himself by directing the highly acclaimed "Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan", then by writing and directing the hugely popular 1973 version of the landmark comedy "The House of 72 Tenants". But it was with magnificent martial arts movies and with superlative swordplay films that he garnered fame, especially in his collaborations with the wu xia genre's most renowned fiction writers.

After the unique style of martial art movies created by the directors King Hu and Chang Cheh, Chu Yuan became famous for his own style of swordplay dramas usually starring Ti Lung and a cast of beautiful actresses.

Since the temporary easing down of the production of the Shaw film units, Chu managed to gain new fame as an actor, making memorable appearences in films, including Jackie Chan's "Police Story" and Wong Kar Wai's "Those Were the Days". (IVL)


 [ 2000 - 1990 - 1980 - 1970 - 1960 - 1950 ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
Title    ( HK -  All )  Year Activity
 Dummy Mommy, Without A Baby 2001 Actor
 Gigolo Of Chinese Hollywood 1999 Actor
 Recipe For The Heart, A 1997 Actor
 Those Were The Days 1997 Actor
 Hong Kong Graffiti 1995 Actor
 Thunderbolt 1995 Actor
 He Ain't Heavy, He's My Father 1993 Actor
 Millionaire Cop 1993 Actor
 Thief Of Time 1992 Brief appearance
 Twin Dragons, The 1992 Actor, Brief appearance
 Banquet, The 1991 Actor, Brief appearance
 Return Of Evil Fox 1991 Actor
 Who Cares 1991 Actor
 Blood Stained Tradewinds 1990 Director
 Legend Of Lee Heung Kwan, The 1990 Director
 Little Kids Beat The Boss 1990 Actor
 Sleazy Dizzy 1990 Director
 Sniping, The 1990 Actor
 Little Cop 1989 Actor
 Miracles 1989 Actor
 Bloody Fight 1988 Actor
 City Warriors 1988 Actor
 Diary Of A Big Man 1988 Director, Actor
 Dirty Girl 1988 Actor
 Police Story 2 1988 Actor
 Born To Gamble 1987 Actor
 That Enchanting Night 1987 Director
 Wonder Women 1987 Actor
 First Vampire In China, The 1986 Actor
 Last Song In Paris 1986 Director, Writer
 Seventh Curse, The 1986 Brief appearance
 Carry On Doctors And Nurses 1985 Actor
 Fascinating Affairs 1985 Director, Actor
 Let's Have A Baby 1985 Director
 Love With The Perfect Stranger 1985 Actor
 Police Story 1985 Actor
 Cherie 1984 Actor
 Hidden Power Of Dragon Sabre, The 1984 Director
 Lust For Love Of A Chinese Courtesan 1984 Director
 Crazy 83 1983 Director
 Descendant Of The Sun 1983 Director
 Enchantress, The 1983 Director
 Mad Mad 83 1983 Director
 Roving Swordsman, The 1983 Director, Writer
 Sensational Pair, The 1983 Actor
 Perils Of The Sentimental Swordsman 1982 Director, Writer
 Spirit Of The Sword, The 1982 Director, Writer
 Black Lizard 1981 Director, Writer
 Duel Of The Century, The 1981 Director, Writer
 Emperor And His Brother, The 1981 Director
 Return Of The Sentimental Swordsman 1981 Director, Writer
 Bat Without Wings 1980 Director, Writer
 Convict Killer, The 1980 Director, Writer
 Haunted Tales 1980 Director, Writer
 Heroes Shed No Tears 1980 Director, Writer
 Full Moon Scimitar 1979 Director, Writer
 Murder Plot 1979 Director, Writer
 Proud Twins, The 1979 Director, Writer
 Clan Of Amazons 1978 Director, Writer
 Heaven Sword And Dragon Sabre, Part I 1978 Director, Writer
 Heaven Sword And Dragon Sabre, Part II 1978 Director, Writer
 Legend Of The Bat 1978 Director, Writer
 Swordsman And Enchantress 1978 Director, Writer
 Clans Of Intrigue 1977 Director
 Death Duel 1977 Director, Writer
 Invincible Armour 1977 Producer
 Jade Tiger 1977 Director, Writer
 Pursuit Of Vengeance 1977 Director, Writer
 Sentimental Swordsman, The 1977 Director, Writer
 Farewell To A Warrior 1976 Director, Writer
 Forbidden Past, The 1976 Director, Writer
 Killer Clans 1976 Director
 Magic Blade, The 1976 Director
 Web Of Death, The 1976 Director
 Big Hold Up, The 1975 Director, Writer
 Lover's Destiny 1975 Director, Writer
 Hong Kong 73 1974 Director, Writer
 Sex, Love And Hate 1974 Director, Writer
 Sorrow Of The Gentry 1974 Director, Writer
 Bastard, The 1973 Director
 Haze In The Sunset 1973 Director
 House Of 72 Tenants, The 1973 Director, Writer, Brief appearance
 Villains, The 1973 Director
 Intimate Confessions Of A Chinese Courtesan 1972 Director
 Killer, The 1972 Director
 Lizard, The 1972 Director, Writer
 Ghost's Revenge, The 1971 Director
 Cold Blade 1970 Director, Writer
 Dial For Murder 1970 Director, Writer
 Duel For Gold 1970 Director
 I Don't Want To Divorce 1970 Director, Writer
 Lost Spring, The 1970 Director, Writer
 Violet Clove And Firebird 1970 Director, Writer
 Joys And Sorrows Of Youth, The 1969 Director, Writer
 Prodigal, The 1969 Director
 Wise Wives And Foolish Husbands 1969 Director, Writer
 Be My Love (Winter Love) 1968 Director
 Opposite Love 1968 Director, Writer
 Purple Stormy Night, A 1968 Director, Writer
 Rhapsody 1968 Director, Writer
 Winter Love 1968 Director
 Young, Pregnant And Unmarried 1968 Director, Writer
 Death Pass, A 1967 Director
 Diamond Robbery 1967 Director
 Maiden Thief 1967 Director
 Man From Interpol 1967 Director
 My Darling Wife 1967 Director, Writer
 Revenger 1967 Director
 Romance Of A Teenage Girl 1967 Director
 To Rose With Love 1967 Director
 Affection 1966 Director
 Fatal Adventure, A 1966 Director
 How Much Worry You Can Have 1966 Director
 Legacy 1966 Director
 Little Foursome Family 1966 Director
 Running Tears 1966 Director
 Spy With My Face 1966 Director
 Thief With Baby Face, The 1966 Director
 Violet Girl 1966 Director
 Black Rose 1965 Director
 Doomed Love 1965 Director
 Honeymoon 1965 Director
 Lost In Love 1965 Director
 Love Has Many Faces 1965 Director
 Love Never Fades 1965 Director
 Lover In Disguise 1965 Director
 Ocean Of Love, An 1965 Director, Writer
 Remorse 1965 Director
 Secrets Of A Husband 1965 Director
 Silent Love 1965 Director
 Sinner (Part 1), The 1965 Director
 Sinner (Part 2), The 1965 Director
 Blundering Wife, A 1964 Director, Writer
 Deadly Night, A 1964 Director
 Diary Of A Chauvinistic Husband 1964 Director, Writer
 Diary Of A Chauvinistic Husband (Part 2) 1964 Director
 Mad Woman, A 1964 Director, Writer
 Secluded Orchid, A 1964 Director, Writer
 Their Lost Romance 1964 Director
 Too High To Touch 1964 Director, Writer
 In My Dream Last Night 1963 Director
 My Only Love 1963 Director, Writer
 Tear-Laden Rose 1963 Director, Writer
 True Love 1963 Director, Writer
 Eternal Regret (Part 1) 1962 Director
 Eternal Regret (Part 2) 1962 Director
 Time For Mourning, A 1962 Director
 Forever Beloved 1961 Director, Writer
 Ghost That Was Not 1961 Director, Writer
 Murder Case In Chinatown 1961 Writer
 Autumn Leaf 1960 Director, Writer
 Great Devotion, The 1960 Director, Writer, Actor
 Grass By The Lake 1959 Director, Writer
 Orchid In The Storm 1959 Director
 Adultery 1958 Writer
 Autumn Comes To Purple Rose Garden 1958 Writer
 Bloodshed In The Valley Of Love 1957 Director
 Caught In the Act 1957 Writer
 Murder On The Beach 1957 Assistant Director
 She Married An Overseas Chinese 1957 Assistant Director, Writer
 Victim Of Jealousy 1957 Writer
 Whispering Palms, The 1957 Director
 7 Heavens, The 1956 Writer
 Soul Stealer, The 1956 Writer

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 Chu Yuan pictures :  (Hide)
Gigolo Of Chinese Hollywood
Millionaire Cop
Millionaire Cop
The Twin Dragons
Bloody Fight
Bloody Fight
Bloody Fight
Police Story
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Gigolo Of Chinese Hollywood (1)
Thunderbolt (1)
Millionaire Cop (1)
Bloody Fight (1)
Police Story (1)
Cherie (4)
Citizen Shaw (1)
Other pictures (3)

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 Meeting a Shaw Brothers legend, Ti Lung at the 2004 Amiens Film Festival (preview)
HK Items > Shaw Brothers > SB files > Panorama
Author(s) : David Vivier
Date : 1/11/2004
Type(s) : Interview
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