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陶三姑  ♀
To Sam-Ku
To Sam Ku,  To Sam Gu,  Tao Sangu,  Tao San-Gu
Born: 1895 - Died: 1983





 
Filmography (1936-1978)
 
  Actor (447 films)
    A Fisherman's Girl (1936)    
    Compassion (1936)    
    The Mad Woman (1937)    
    The Wild Old Man (1937)    
    The Light of Women (1937)    
    Among the Dispossessed (1937) ... Beggar woman
    Back to the Motherland! (1937)    
    The Flying General (1938)    
    The Overbearing Mother-in-Law (Part 2) (1938)    
    Eight Hundred Heroes (1938)    
    The Purple Cups (1938)    
    The Philanderer (1938)    
    The Philanderer - The Final Chapter (1938)    
    The Great Injustice (1938)    
    The Second Marriage of Madam Chow (1938) ... Madam Wong
    The Good Gaughter-in-Law (1938)    
    Lady or Gentleman? (1938)    
    Rich Dandy (1938)    
    Pretty Lady (1938)    
    A Woman of Many Husbands (Part 2) (1939)    
    It's a Women's World (1939)    
    The Frivoller (1939)    
    Suicide of an Empress (1939)    
    Half a Beauty (1939)    
    Twin Sisters of the South (1939) ... Siu Dip's stepmother
    Spirit of the Broom (1939)    
    The Filial Son and the Unworthy Mother (1939)    
    The Cannibalic Woman (1939)    
    The Heartless (1939)    
    The She-Ghost Gets Married (1939)    
    Three Trials of Yu Tangchun (1939)    
    The Philanderer and His Mate (1940)    
    The Lion Roars in Pipa Alley (1940)    
    The Seductive Woman (1940)    
    The Mother Bridge (1940) ... Pak's mother
    The Red Scarf (1940)    
    The Five Swordsman's Nocturnal Tryst (1940)    
    The Faithful Wife (1940)    
    Poor Souls (1940)    
    Ten Thousand Li Ahead (1941) ... Mother-in-law
    My Beauty (1941)    
    Snow White and Her Seven Friends (1941) ... Silver-tongue Chicken/Tit Joh Gai
    Bridge of Jealousy (1941)    
    Goddess of the Streets (1941)    
    The Woman of My Dream (1941)    
    What Price Romance? (1941)    
    The Sparrow Flies East and South (1941)    
    Shadow Over Shanghai (1941)    
    Heavenly Union (1941)    
    An Empty House (1941)    
    A Mother's Madness (1941)    
    Old Master Ho (1941)    
    Two Persons in Trouble, Unsympathetic to Each Other (1946)    
    The Storm (1946)    
    You're Smart in One Way, I'm in Another (1947) ... Aunt Wang
    Prostituting to Raise the Orphan (1947)    
    The Beautiful and the Handsome (1947)    
    The Tricky and the Honest (1947)    
    Red Chamber in the Sea (Part 1) (1947) ... Ah Hang
    Flowers After the Storm (1947)    
    The Evil Mind (1947) ... Tung Sam-Ku
    Unpredictable Tomorrow (1947)    
    Third-Master Sha and the Lady Yin (1947)    
    I'm Crazy About You (1947)    
    You Are a Nice Lady, But Why' (1947) ... Beauty contestant
    The Aged Lovers (1947)    
    Hot-tempered Liang's Adventure in Hong Kong (1947)    
    Never Want to See the Past Love (1947)    
    Where Is the Lady's Home (1947)    
    The Romantic Thief, Bai Juhua (1947) ... Lin Heung
    A Reborn Romance (1948)    
    The Faithful Wife and Lascivious Woman (1948)    
    Dedicated Lover (1948)    
    The Corn in Ripe for Plucking (1948) ... Landlady
    As Time Goes By (1948) ... Third Auntie
    Three Cheers for My Wife (1948)    
    Moving Upward (1948)    
    Loved by Ten Women (1948)    
    The Desperate Man's Jump to Death (1948)    
    The Groom and His Double (1948)    
    The Powdered World, Two Parts (1948)    
    Mysterious Mind of a Woman (1948) ... Auntie Three
    Two Drug Addicts Sweep a Long Dike (1948) ... Sixth auntie
    Return of the Swallows (1948) ... Fourth Madam
    Four Generations in One House (1948)    
    Underground Maze (1948)    
    Four Phoenixes Take Flight (1948) ... Landlady
    Welcome the God of Wealth (1948) ... Autie nine
    Love and Hate (1948) ... Mother Cheung
    Fang Shiyu and Misao Cuihua (1948)    
    The Outstanding One (1948)    
    Native Scholar (1948)    
    Flying Heroine (1948)    
    The Thirteenth Girl's Adventure in Nengren Temple (1948)    
    A Lucky Fellow (1948)    
    Wild Imagination (1948) ... Third aunt
    Wild Imagination (1948)    
    A Spoilt Brat (1948) ... Servant
    The Vagabond Master (Part 3) (1948)    
    Big Fight between Hero Copper and Madame Nine Flowers (1948) ... Mother Song
    Twelve Beauties Pavilion (1948)    
    Mr. Guangdong Explored the Corrupted Temple (1948) ... Shop owner
    The Judge Goes to Pieces (1948) ... Sung's neighbour
    The Vagabond Master (Part 4) (1948)    
    Wu Song's Adventure of the Lion Pavilion (1948)    
    The Man Who Loves Women (1948) ... Fourth aunt
    The Four Kings of Heaven (1948)    
    The Fight Between the Honourable Cat and Rat (1948)    
    My Daughter (1948)    
    Gone the Phoenix from the Cage (1948)    
    A Fair Lady with Ill Fate (1948)    
    Award to the Husband But Not the Wife (1948) ... Sam Kui
    Local Scholar (1948)    
    God's Punishment to the Good Man (1948)    
    Stage-Fan Husband (1948) ... Aunt
    Woman's Heart (1948) ... Aunt
    Separated Too Soon (1948)    
    Emperor Qi Xuan and Zhong Wuyan (Part 1) (1949)    
    Emperor Qi Xuan and Zhong Wuyan (Part 2) (1949)    
    The Great Wall (1949)    
    A Moral Hooker (1949)    
    Out of This World (1949)    
    Romantic Adventure (1949)    
    Full Happiness (1949) ... Second Aunt
    Honeymoon for Two (1949) ... Yau-Wai's aunt
    My Love Is Like the Wind of Spring (1949)    
    Double Happiness at the Door (1949) ... Matchmaker
    Swallows Welcome Spring (1949)    
    Ruckus at Guangchanglong (1949)    
    Life Debt of our Children (1949)    
    Tomb for My Sister and Wife (1949)    
    Hanging on Together (1949) ... Landlady
    A Desperate Woman (1949) ... Second Aunt
    It Will Pay Off (1949) ... Third Aunt
    A Quarrelsome Couple (1949) ... Madam To
    The Red Chamber Dream (1949) ... Madam Lau
    You Better Return (1949) ... Matron
    The Junior Hero, Ai Hu (1949)    
    Ji Gong, Reincarnated Buddha (1949)    
    The Pauper King (1949)    
    Xishi in the Dream (1949)    
    Charlie's Escape from the Tianxian Trap (1949)    
    Blood Is Thicker Than Water (1949) ... Third Aunt
    For My Country (1949) ... Fat Third Aunt
    The Dumb Wife (1949)    
    Charlie's Visit to Hell (1949)    
    Shi Xiu's Uproar in Cuiping Hill (1949)    
    Golden Turtle from Hell (1949) ... Sixth aunt Pockmarks
    Nocturnal Sacrifice to Leifeng Tower (1949)    
    Owing (1949) ... Stepmother
    The Orphan's Rescue (1949) ... Aunt Kwong
    The Woman General Mu Guiyung (1949)    
    Cast Aside the Beloved One (1949) ... Procuress
    Xiao Qing's Shadow (1949)    
    The Cow Boy and the Sewing Girl (1949)    
    Night Hanging of Bai Furong (1949)    
    Peach Blossom Girl's Magic (1949) ... Matchmaker
    Zhuo Wenjun's Night Visit to Xiangru (1949) ... Third Aunt
    Romance of Rome Palace (1949)    
    The Divorce of Chu Mai-Sen (1949)    
    Third Madame's Story (1949)    
    Meeting a Ghost while Hunting (1949)    
    Bo-Yuk in Memorial of Ching-Man (1949)    
    Mo Tsung's Bloody Fight at Double Pavilion (1949)    
    Devoted to the Unfaithful (1949)    
    The Miserable Sisters (1949) ... Lai's mother
    A Devoted Soul (Part 1) (1949) ... Landlady
    A Devoted Soul (Part 2) (1949) ... Landlady
    Adventure at the Women's House (1949) ... Sum Him
    Black Market Marriage (1950)    
    The Misjudged Spirit in the Well (1950)    
    Solving the Copper-netted Trap (1950)    
    Lady Liu and Snobbish Chao (1950)    
    Sweet Girl, Ill Fate (1950)    
    Tragedy on the Pearl River (1950)    
    Lan Chung, the Panther-head Hero (1950)    
    Two Roaming Orphan Girls (1950)    
    Life's Blessing Complete (1950)    
    Broker Lai (1950)    
    White Poplar, Red Tears (1950)    
    Pear Blossom in a Winter Storm (1950)    
    The Abandoned Woman of a Rich Family (1950)    
    She Plunged to Her Death (1950)    
    How Demon Girl Thrice Tricked Monk Jigong (1950)    
    A Life of Rouge and Powder (1950)    
    The Lutanist's Seduction Under the Moon (1950)    
    Blood, Rouge and Tears (1950) ... Landlady
    Bandits of the Water Margin (1950) ... Neighbour
    Six Attempt to Immortalise the Goddess of Lotus (1950)    
    Magic of Tiger Dragon (1950)    
    Woman's Eternal Sorrow (1950)    
    The Oil Vendor Wins a Pretty Bride (1950)    
    World of Villains (1950)    
    Seven Shaolin Heroes' Five Ventures into Mount Emei (Part 1) (1950) ... Master Cloud/Sau Wan
    Seven Shaolin Heroes' Five Ventures into Mount Emei (Part 2) (1950) ... Master Cloud
    The Rude Monk's Intrusion Into Mount Wutai (1950) ... Shop owner
    Where Shall We Meet Again? (1950) ... Landlady
    Poor But Happy (1950)    
    The Blundering General (1950) ... Eight Aunt
    How Song Jiang Slew His Mistress Yan Poxi (1950)    
    Sorrows of a Neglected Wife (1950) ... Ninth Aunt
    A Small Gift from Afar (1950) ... Third Aunt
    The Blundering Couple (1950)    
    Love Tears of a Buddhist Recluse (1950)    
    Devil's Family (1950) ... Sixth Aunt
    The Price of Lust (1950) ... Matchmaker
    The War Baby (1950)    
    The End of the Year Means Money (1950) ... Landlady
    The Nanhai Fisherman's Song (1950)    
    Five Blessings in a Row (1950) ... Third Aunt
    Mother and Son in Grief (1951) ... Third aunt
    No Sign of the Swallow's Return (1951) ... Third aunt
    Everybody's Happy (1951) ... Gossip
    A Hall Packed with Riches (1951) ... Feng's Wife
    Business Is Blooming (1951)    
    Mutual Affections (1951)    
    The Silver World of Stardom (1951) ... Third Aunt
    White Whirlwind, the Heroine (1951)    
    Drifting the Sea (1951) ... Landlady
    A Star of Mischief (1951) ... Eighth Aunt
    Orphan Girl in Love (1951) ... Landlady
    The Dazzling Devil (1951) ... Female secretary
    Mortal Fairy (1951)    
    Eight Immortals in the World of Men (1951)    
    Pearly Tears (1951)    
    Sunset Rendezvous (1951) ... Wu's wife
    The Merry Lovers (1951) ... Mrs Ma
    Sail on to Success (1951) ... Auntie Ngau
    A Sad Tale of Rainbow Robes (1951) ... Sam Ku
    The Mis-Matched In-Laws (1951) ... Mrs To
    The Love Story of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai (1951) ... Matchmaker
    Pretty Girl Homeless (1951)    
    The Scatterbrain (1951) ... Sam Gu
    The Splendid Years of Youth (Part 1) (1951)    
    The Splendid Years of Youth (Part 2) (1951)    
    Sweet Girls (1951)    
    She Regrets Having Married a Rich Husband (1951)    
    Tragedy in Canton (1951)    
    She Says "No!" to Marriage (1951)    
    A Second Visit to the City of Love (1952)    
    Sad Tale of a Wife a Rich Household (1952)    
    Misjudged Courtship (1952) ... Mary To
    Pearly Tears (1952) ... third aunt
    Green Window, Red Tears (1952) ... Gossiper
    Nothing Counts But Love (1952)    
    Timely Fortune (1952)    
    All the Love Heaven Allows (1952)    
    Lovesick (1952) ... Ling's mother
    Intoxication on a Spring Night (1952)    
    Ten Fat Brides for Skinny (1952)    
    A Comet of Laughter Lands on Earth (1952)    
    The Mismatched Marriage (1952)    
    The Dunce Attends a Birthday Party (1952)    
    The Lucky Amah (1952)    
    Sweet Girl and Good Car (1952)    
    Joyous Reunion (1952) ... Pretty woman
    Sweep-Stake Madness (1952) ... Chung's wife
    She Said "No!" to Marriage But Now She Says "Yes" (1952)    
    The Sensuous Singer (1952) ... Nun Ching Wai
    A Stubborn Mind Picking Beauty (1952)    
    Long Live My Wife (1952)    
    Wise Guy (1952) ... Sam Gu
    Charming Night (1952) ... Ho's mother
    Family (1953) ... Wong Ma
    The Scholar Tang Bohu and the Maid Qiuxiang (1953)    
    The Newly-Weds (1953) ... 3rd aunt
    Darling (1953)    
    The Gold Hunt (1953)    
    Death of a Beauty (1953) ... Procuress Tsat Gu
    Another Chance for Love (1953) ... Aunt
    Sworn to Love (1953) ... Sam Gu
    Blame It on Father (1953)    
    Unexpected Luck (1953) ... 2nd house owner
    In the Face of Demolition (1953)    
    Under the Moon, by the Huai River, We Meet Again (1953)    
    A Family of Eight in One Bed (1954)    
    A Family of Eight in One Bed (1954)    
    Eighteen Marriages of a Smart Girl (1954) ... Grandmother Luk
    Pretty Girl from Kuala Lumpur (1954)    
    Homeless Girl (1954)    
    Our Marriage Through the Depression (1954)    
    Madam Yun (1954)    
    The Hills Divide Us (1954)    
    Love's Surprises (1954)    
    Life (1954)    
    Autumn Romance (1954)    
    Taps Off, Downstairs! (1954) ... Landlady
    The Voyage of the Dead (1954) ... Brothel keeper
    The Miserable Couple (1954)    
    The Bachelor-Girls (1954)    
    Village Girl (1955) ... Matchmaker
    Her Unrequited Love (1955)    
    The Rich Girl and Her Double (1955)    
    My Poor Younger Sister (1955)    
    Resurrection (1955) ... Sei Gu
    Parents' Hearts (1955) ... Neighbor
    The Independent Daughter (1955)    
    The 7 Heroes Versus the Shrew (1955)    
    Seven Bodies, Eight Deaths and Nine Human Heads (1955)    
    The Three Tests of Yu Tangchun (1955)    
    Broken Zither Bower (1955)    
    A Scholar Meets His Girlfriend in Disguise (1955)    
    This Wonderful Land (1955) ... Nurse maid
    Everlasting Love (1955)    
    Crossroads (1955)    
    The Brave Eight (1955)    
    Mr. Wang and Fatty Chen (1955) ... Mrs. Wang
    We Owe It to Our Children (1955)    
    Miss Daisy (1955)    
    Follow the Custom (1955)    
    Backyard Adventures (1955) ... Fortune-teller's customer
    Sing Her a Love Song (1955)    
    The Pretty Tigress (1955) ... Brothel madam
    Little Sweetheart (1956)    
    How Wong Fei-Hung Set Fire to Dashatou (1956) ... Mother
    Great Chums (1956) ... Chui's wife
    She's Not the Real Lady (1956)    
    The Grand Reunion (1956)    
    The Green Jade Hairpin (1956)    
    How Wong Fei-Hung Pitted Seven Lions Against the Gold Dragon (1956)    
    Fang Shiyu Comes to Hong Xiguan's Rescue (1956) ... Sam Gu
    The Scatterbrain (1956) ... Sam Gu
    A Peaceful Family Will Prosper (1956) ... Sam Gu
    Emperor Qianlong's Adventures in the Bower of a Million Flowers (1956)    
    The Romantic Monk (1956)    
    Madam Mei (1956)    
    The Seven Heavens (1956) ... Second Aunt
    Wu Song's Bloody Fight on Lion's Bower (1956) ... Auntie Wong
    Mourn for the Storm-Beaten Flower (1956) ... Procuress
    The Fatherless Son (Part 2) (1956)    
    Officer Qiao's Careless Matching (1956)    
    The Prince's Romantic Affairs (1958) ... Landlady
    The Sweep-Stakes Seller (1958)    
    A Scholar Redeems His Love (1958) ... Brothel keeper
    Two Fools in Hell (1958)    
    Ah Chiu is Getting Married (1958)    
    Two Fools in Paradise (1958)    
    May Heaven Bless You (1958) ... Roomer
    The Story of Yu Tang-Chun (1958)    
    Till Death Us Do Part (Part 1) (1959)    
    Till Death Us Do Part (Part 2) (1959)    
    Springtime Lovers (1959)    
    Heaven Brought Us Together (1959) ... Chat Gu
    Snow Storm in June (1959)    
    Two Fools Capture the Criminal (1959)    
    The Maid Who Led an Expedition to Conquer the West (1959)    
    My Good Nephew (1959)    
    A Stroke of Romance for Mr. Wong (1959)    
    Mr. Wang Is in His Wife's Dress by Mistake (1959)    
    The Broom Spirit (1959)    
    The Lotus' Story (1959)    
    Mr. Wong's Adventures with the Unruly Girl (1959)    
    Mr. Wong Advertises for a Wife (1959)    
    Two Fools Capture a Ghost (1959) ... Sam Gu, Chun's aunt
    Two Outstanding Asses (1959)    
    Wu Song Fights the Tiger (1959)    
    Miserable Daughter-in-Law (1959)    
    Breaking the Coffin to Rescue Mother (1959) ... Ah San
    The Seven Lucky Ones (1960)    
    The Colourful Phoenix Lamp (1960)    
    The Stormy Night (1960)    
    Two Filial Daughters in Search of Their Parents (1960)    
    The Elevator Murder Case (1960)    
    The Simpleton and the Thief (1960)    
    The Right of Women (1960) ... Matchmaker
    The Eagle Knight and the Crimson Girl (1960) ... Madam Chiu
    A Wonderful Dream (1960) ... Sam Ku
    Magistrate on Trial (1960) ... Mother Mak
    We Want to Live (1960)    
    Sorrowful Orphans (1961)    
    The Swords of Tien Shan (Part 1) (1961)    
    Rickshaw Puller and Orphan (1961) ... Landlady
    A Written Petition (1961)    
    Tears of Mother (1961)    
    Father Is Back (1961) ... Third Aunt
    Unexpected Fortune (1961)    
    Finally We Meet Again (1961)    
    Pretended Ghost (1961)    
    Home Sweet Home (1961)    
    Three Beaus (1961)    
    The Swords of Tien Shan (Part 2) (1961)    
    Seven Phoenixes (1961)    
    Little Prime Minister (Part 1) (1961)    
    Larceny (1961) ... Landlady Bau
    Thirteen Swords (Part 1) (1961)    
    Thirteen Swords (Part 2) (1961)    
    When the Blind Man Sees His Son-in-law (1961) ... Kwan
    Family Planning (1961)    
    The Fake Married Couple (1962) ... Sam Ku
    The Swordswoman and Her 7 Partners (Part 1) (1962)    
    A Couple in Cold War (1962)    
    Walk a Thousand Miles to Escort the Princess (1962)    
    Secrets Between Husband and Wife (1962)    
    How Shui Guanyin Thrice Tricked Bai Jinlong (1962)    
    The Adventure of a Stage-fan (1962)    
    Spring Comes to the Palace (1962)    
    When Spring Comes (1963) ... Landlady
    Trouble in the Palace (1963)    
    An Ill-fated Woman (1963) ... Brothel keeper
    Tides of Passion (1963) ... Ho Sam Ku
    Crying Over Chau Hei (1963) ... Third aunt
    The Young Boss of the Factory (1963)    
    Father Earns, Daughter Spends (1963)    
    Three Fools Searching for Their Daughter (1963)    
    Coffee Girl (1963)    
    My Darling Children and Grandchildren (1964)    
    Grab What You Can! (1964)    
    Diary of a Chauvinistic Husband (1964)    
    Pigeon Cage (1964)    
    Half a Bed (1964)    
    Spy No. 13 (1964) ... Mrs Mak
    Young and Idle (1964)    
    The Bride Who Lives Under the Staircase (1964) ... Swindler
    Diary of a Chauvinistic Husband (Part 2) (1964)    
    A Mad Woman (1964) ... Taoist priestess
    Living Immortals (1964)    
    Dim-Sum Queen (1965) ... Mother Chow
    The Husband of a Lady (1965)    
    Good Luck (1965)    
    Back Together (1965) ... Maid Ah Sam
    The Car Owner (1966)    
    Making a Living in a Blind Way (1967)    
    Prodigal in Distress (1967)    
    To Sell, to Pawn and to Borrow (1967)    
    The Romantic Girl Who Plays Hard-to-Get (1969) ... Fourth Aunt
    Money from Heaven (1969)    
    Secret Agent No. 1 (1970) ... Nightclub audience
    Money and I (1971)    
    Tales of Larceny (1973) ... 2) Fortune teller
    Love Is a Four Letter Word (1973)    
    Adventure in Denmark (1973)    
    The Little Man, Ah Fook (1973)    
    Sex, Love and Hate (1974) ... Mrs. Guan's helper
    Gossip Street (1974) ... Aunt San
    Supremo (1974) ... Mrs Szuma's neighbor
    Sinful Confession (1974) ... Granny
    The Adventurous Air-Steward (1974) ... Passenger
    Games Gamblers Play (1974)    
    Lucky, Lucky (1974)    
    The Nutty Crook (1975)    
    Golden Needles (1975) ... Gambler
    The Wandering Life (1975)    
    The Last Message (1975) ... Ms. Chow
    Enjoy Longevity-300 Years (1975)    
    Laugh In (1976)    
    The Clumsy Gambler (1977)    
    Dog Bites Dog Bone (1978)    
 
 
Biography
 
  To Sam-ku (real name: To Ying) was originally an opera performer and widely known in Southeast Asia. She acted in over 500 films between 1936 and 1978 and has always been remembered for her uncompromising attitude as the landlady who hunts tenants down for rent as well as her avaricious broad smile when the money is in her hands. (Press release, HKFA)