Shaw Brothers Martial Arts FilmsThe Shaw Brothers made over 1000 films before they left the film industry in 1987 to concentrate on television production. They resumed film production in 2009. The Shaw Brothers are best known in the west for Shaw Brothers martial arts films. The Shaw Brothers included Runje, Runme, and Runde and Run Run Shaw. This article covers Shaw Brothers Martial Arts Films 1971.

Editors note: The Shaw Brothers Martial Arts Film Project is a work in progress.

Shaw Brothers Martial Arts Films 1970

Shaw Brothers Martial Arts Films 1972

The Crimson Charm (1971) [Xue fu men]

The Crimson Charm (1971) is the tale of a noble swordsman and a one-armed swordswoman who find themselves up against the evil Crimson Charm gang of thieves and thugs.

Director: Feng Huang
Writers: Ching-Yun Chu-Ko (story), Feng Huang (screenplay)
Stars: Ivy Ling Po, Yi Chang, Szu Shih

The Deadly Duo (1971) [Shuang xia]

In The Deadly Duo (1971), a prince of the Sung Dynasty has been taken prisoner by Ching invaders and is being held in an impenetrable fortress by elite men of the Ching. A group of fighters loyal to the Sung set out on a treacherous journey to the fortress in order to free the prince. A mysterious stranger is recruited to accompany the fighters to help them gain access to the fortress.

Director: Cheh Chang
Writer: Kuang Ni (as Kuan I)
Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Feng Ku

Duel of the Iron Fist (1971) [Da jue dou]

In Duel of the Iron Fist (1971), a Kung Fu artist sacrifices everything to avenge his father’s execution.

Director: Cheh Chang
Writer: Kang Chien Chiu
Stars: Lung Ti, David Chiang, Ping Wang
Action Coordinator: Chia Tang

Duel for Gold (1971) [Huo bing]

In Duel for Gold (1971), 6 swordsmen, among them 2 sisters and their husbands, a lone ranger and a security guard, plot, betray and outwit each other for a load of gold.

Director: Yuen Chor (as Chu Yuan)

Writer: Kuang Ni
Stars: Ivy Ling PoHan ChinLieh Lo
Action Coordinators: Simon Hsu and Sung-Hao Hsu

Duel of Fists (1971) [Quan ji]

In Duel of Fists (1971), two men, one a businessman skilled in Kung Fu, ring, they must face a crime syndicate. Duel of Fists is one of the first films to use the martial art of Muay Thai.

Director: Cheh Chang
Writer: Kuang Ni
Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Li Ching

The Eunuch (1971) [Gui tai jian]

The Eunuch (1971) is about a treacherous devil who happily murders the Emperor to secure ultimate power for himself.

Director: Wing-Cho Yip (as Yeh Yung Tsu)
Writer: Wei Lo
Stars: Hua Tsung, Chiao Chiao, Ying Bai

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The Golden Seal (1971) [Jin yin chou]

In The Golden Seal (1971) Lei Chen-tien (Ku Feng) is a vicious, cunning, murderous brigand who wants the title treasure.  Tai Tien-chou (Tsung Hua), is a handsome swordsman who wants to avenge his father’s death. Wu Hsiao-yen (Wang Ping), is the lovely girl who must disguise herself as a boy to take on this pirate. Tien Feng both directs and co-stars as The Senior Master in this blade and battle-filled adventure of intrigue, treachery, and tragic triumph.

Director: Feng Tien
Writer: Erh-Hua Wang
Stars: Ping Wang, Hua Tsung, Feng Ku

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The Jade Faced Assassin (1971) [Yu mian xia]

In The Jade Faced Assassin (1971), the swordsman Zhang Zhen is injured in a misadventure and rescued by Eldest Sister of the Changchun Sect. Eldest Sister has a crush on Zhang Zhen, but he falls in love with the maid Yuenu and conceives a set of twins with her. Later, the couple are killed by a group of evil pugilists. Angry with Zhang Zhen, Eldest Sister had planned to make Zhang’s children kill each other as revenge against Zhang Zhen. However the baby girl (Xiaolu’er) is saved by Zhang’s friend, Lian Lanyan, while the male infant (Hua Yuchun) is taken away by the Eldest Sister. Lian Lanyan encounters the Ten Villains when he passes through Villains’ Valley. He is overwhelmed by them and knocked out in a fight and baby Xiaolu’er is taken away by the Villains, who surprisingly do not harm her. Instead the Ten Villians plan to groom the baby to become the greatest villain ever. Eighteen years later, the twins meet each other by coincidence.

Director: Chun Yen
Writer: Feng Huang
Stars: Lily Ho, Yuen Kao, Chun Yen

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King Eagle (1971) [Ying wang]

In King Eagle (1971), reclusive hero Jin Fei, (Ti Lung) known as the King Eagle, inadvertently gets involved in the internal conflicts of the Tien Yi Tong society, after he falls in love their seventh chief, Yuk Lin (Li Ching).

Director: Cheh Chang
Writer: Kuang Ni (as Kuang I)
Stars: Ching Lee, Lung Ti, Miao Ching

The Lady Hermit (1971) [Zhong kui niang zi]

A young Kung Fu student (Shih Szu) seeks a reclusive teacher so that she may learn to defeat the evil Black Demon. She doesn’t realize that the servant woman she befriends (Cheng Pei-Pei) is actually the kung fu master she seeks. After Black Demons henchmen attack, the master reveals herself and eventually takes on the student to train her so that they may both defeat the villian. A love triangle complicates things when another student (Lo Lieh) asks for training as well.

Director: Meng Hua Ho
Writer: I. Fang Yeh
Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Lieh Lo, Szu Shih

Lady With a Sword (1971) [Feng Fei Fei]

A young woman tries to find a group of villains responsible for her oldest sister’s death, but is shocked to discover that her fiancé is one of them.

Director: Pao-Shu Kao
Writer: Kuang Ni
Stars: Lily Ho, James Nam, Hsieh Wang

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The Long Chase (1971)

The Mighty One (1971)

The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971)

The Oath of Death (1971)

The Rescue (1971)

The Shadow Whip (1971)

Six Assassins (1971)

The Swift Knight (1971)

Swordsman at Large (1971)

Vengeance of a Snow Girl (1971)

Shaw Brothers Martial Arts Films 1970

Shaw Brothers Martial Arts Films 1972

Editors note: The Shaw Brothers Martial Arts Film Project is a work in progress.