Shaw Brothers Film Library

One of Shaw Brothers' most prolific directors, Ho Meng-hua was born in Shanghai in 1929. He studied at a Shanghai theatrical academy and moved to Hong Kong in 1948, joining Shaw Brothers in 1955.

By 1957 he had worked his way up to director with his directorial debut An Appointment After Dark which was released in 1958. He moved on to direct approximately fifty films for Shaw Brothers,with genres ranging from female-oriented romances of the 1960's to the male-dominated action pictures of the 1970's, all reflecting the changes in Hong Kong and the cinema-goers' tastes.

Ho's biggest award winner was Susanna, and among his most memorable pictures was the quartet of fantastic comedies based on the classic novel Journey To The West: The Monkey Goes West, Princess Iron Fan, The Cave Of Silken Web, and The Land Of Many Perfumes. Ho's last film for Shaw Brothers was Swift Sword, released in 1980, soon after which he retired from the motion picture business.

Director Ho Meng-hua passed away on May 19, 2009 in Hong Kong at the age of 80.

(Film available in Celestial’s Shaw Brothers Film Library with year of production/theatrical release)

The Adulteress (1962)
A Maid From Heaven (1963)
The Monkey Goes West (1964)
Princess Iron Fan (1966)
Susanna (1967)
The Cave Of Silken Web (1967)
The King With My Face (1967)
Killer Darts (1968)
The Land Of Many Perfumes (1968)
Vengeance Is A Golden Blade (1969)
The Human Goddess (1971)
The Lady Hermit (1971)
The Black Enforcer (1971)
The Long Chase (1971)
Ambush (1972)
The Golden Lion (1973)
The Master Of Kung Fu (1973)
Kiss Of Death (1973)
Sinful Adulteress (1974)
The Flying Guillotine (1974)
Young Passion (1974)
All Mixed Up (1975)
Black Magic (1975)
Black Magic 2 (1976)
The Dragon Missile (1976)
The Criminals (1976)
Oily Maniac (1976)
The Vengeful Beauty (1977)
The Mighty Peking Man (1977)
Shaolin Hand Lock (1978)
The Psychopath (1978)
Shaolin Abbot (1979)
Swift Sword (1980)

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