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Hou Yao
Hau Yiu,  Y. Hou
Born: 1903 (Guangdong, China) - Died: 1942



 
Filmography (1926-1940)
 
  Actor (3 films)
    Incident in the Pacific (1938) ... Mr Yee Kon
    Fortress of Flesh and Blood (1938) ... Professor Lu
    The Goddess (1940) ... Emperor Miu Chong
  Director (20 films)
    The God of Peace (1926)    
    Way Down West (1927)    
    Grief (1932)    
    The Fool Pays Respects (1933)    
    Incident in the Turtle Mountain (1936)    
    The Desert Flower (1937)    
    Romance of the Pearl River (1937)    
    Incident in the Pacific (1938)    
    The Purple Cups (1938)    
    Fortress of Flesh and Blood (1938)    
    The Second Marriage of Madam Chow (1938)    
    The Wrong Couple (1938)    
    Shaking Heaven and Earth (1938)    
    Fallen Angel (1938)    
    Chamber of Powder and Rouge (1938)    
    The Ugly Empress (1939)    
    Master Jiang (1939)    
    The Filial Son and the Unworthy Mother (1939)    
    Daughter Vs. Stepmother (1939)    
    The Chinese Tarzan (1940)    
  Writer (18 films)
    The God of Peace (1926)    
    The Pearl Necklace (1926)    
    Way Down West (1927)    
    Grief (1932)    
    Incident in the Turtle Mountain (1936)    
    The Desert Flower (1937)    
    Romance of the Pearl River (1937)    
    The Ideal Fiancee (1938)    
    Incident in the Pacific (1938)    
    The Purple Cups (1938)    
    Fortress of Flesh and Blood (1938)    
    Shaking Heaven and Earth (1938)    
    Fallen Angel (1938)    
    The Ugly Empress (1939)    
    Master Jiang (1939)    
    The Filial Son and the Unworthy Mother (1939)    
    Daughter Vs. Stepmother (1939)    
    The Chinese Tarzan (1940)    
  Producer (1 film)
    The Goddess (1940)    
  Story (2 films)
    The Pearl Necklace (1926)    
    Incident in the Pacific (1938)    
 
 
Biography
 
  Hou Yao was one of the most unique and versatile film artists in Chinese and Hong Kong early cinema history. His works blended local traditions with Western romanticism.
Hou started his career as a playwright before going into film in the 1920s, and he briefly left the film world to be a secret operative against the Japanese invaders. He moved to Hong Kong in the 1930s and began directing Cantonese-language films, including anti-Japanese films, military propaganda and popular folklore dramas. He also made Malay-language films in Singapore and Malaysia.
Unfortunately, he was killed by the Japanese military when it invaded Singapore. (HKFA press release) Beheaded by the Japanese in Singapore.