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Hong Kong 73

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Hong Kong 73 (1974)

94 min - Comedy - 24 April 1974
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As the Heng Seng Index reaches unprecedented heights, people from all walks of life go stock speculation crazy. A security guard and his landlord learn firsthand that money is ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’ as their fast fortune disappears overnight in a Macau casino. Meanwhile, greedy neighbours and infidel couples cheat each other and even blue-collar workmen dive into the frenzy. Inevitably, the market tumbles as do the people’s bittersweet lives. A hilarious but ironic tale featuring some of Shaw’s biggest stars.

Director:  Chor Yuen
Writers:  Chor Yuen

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As the Heng Seng Index reaches unprecedented heights, people from all walks of life go stock speculation crazy. A security guard and his landlord learn firsthand that money is ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’ as their fast fortune disappears overnight in a Macau casino. Meanwhile, greedy neighbours and infidel couples cheat each other and even blue-collar workmen dive into the frenzy. Inevitably, the market tumbles as do the people’s bittersweet lives. A hilarious but ironic tale featuring some of Shaw’s biggest stars.


Collections: Chor Yuen

Genres: Comedy

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  24 April 1974

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  TVB, Shaw Brothers

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 34 min

As the Hang Seng Index soars to unparalleled levels, individuals from various backgrounds become captivated by the frenzy of stock speculation.

A security guard and his landlord experience the fleeting nature of fortune as their newfound wealth vanishes overnight in a Macau casino, embodying the ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’ adage. Meanwhile, avaricious neighbors and unfaithful couples deceive one another, and even blue-collar workers are swept up in the madness. Inevitably, the market crashes, bringing down the people’s bittersweet lives along with it. This humorous yet ironic story stars some of Shaw’s most prominent talents.