告親夫
A Woman Sues Her Own Husband (1961)
Country: Hong Kong
Genre: Chinese Opera 
Release Date: 06/28/1961
 
Director
  Law Chi-Hung (1)
 
 
Cast
  Lin Shun-Qing    
  Ye Qing-Fa    
  Chen Shu-Zhuang    
  Zhang Chang-Cheng    
  Weng Miao-Hui    
  Lin Hsi-Lan    
  Zheng Qiang-Fa    
  Yi Hsi-Shen    
  Chen Wen-Yan    
  Lin Ye    
  Yu Gang-Sheng    
  Wu Mu-Quan    
  Chen Ji-Hao    
 
Cinematographer
  Law Kam-Fai (1)
 
Production Manager
  Wang Fu-Hong
 
Sound Recordist
  Lee Wah (1)
 
Art Director
  Liang Gui-Hsiang
 
Editor
  Siu Cheong
 
Costume Designer
  Ye Qing-Lai
 
Makeup
  Kuo Hai-Chao
 
Props
  Cheung Sum
 
 
 
Summary
 

Yan Qiurong (Chen Shuzhuang) chances on scholar Gai Liangcai (Ye Qingfa) and the two spend together a night of passion. As it turns out, Gai is a faithless man and swiftly marries Wen Shuzhen (Lin Shunqing) following his father's (Zhang Changcheng) words. Yan, now pregnant, seeks Gai out and the truth soon dawns on Wen. To hide his sins, Gai puts his murderous hands on both women. When Wen, who survives the turmoil, sees Yan perish before her very eyes, she decides to bring her own husband to justice. This second Chaozhou-dialect production by Hongtu Company and Guangdong Chaozhou Opera Troupe tells the typical tale of the wicked husband. On top of that are touches untypical of the genre, such as Wen questioning her father-in-law and the father interrogating his own son. The pared-down dialogue and verse-like lyrics come across as literary work in its own right. Compared with The Story of Sixth Madam Su, the film is one step ahead in terms of editing, camerawork and framing, all testimony to the fact that film and opera can indeed complement each other. [Source: HKFA]