List of Hong Kong films before 1950

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A list of the earliest films produced in Hong Kong from the first film in 1909 to 1949 in year order.

1909-1919[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1909
Stealing the Roast Duck Liang Shaobo Liang Shaobo
Lai Pak-hoi
Comedy Short
1913
Bride Meets Ghost Zhang Shi Chuan
Die For Marriage Zhang Shi Chuan, Zheng Zheng Qiu
A Funny Love Affair Lu Zi Qing, Zhang Shi Chuan
Thieves On Trial Zhang Shi Chuan
Zhuangzi Tests His Wife Lai Man-Wai First Hong Kong feature
1916
Victims Of Opium Guan Hai Feng, Zhang Shi Chuan


1920s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1922
King Of Comedy Visits China Zhang Shi Chuan
Romance of a Fruit Peddler Zhang Shi Chuan
Zhang Xinsheng Zhang Shi Chuan
1923
An Orphan Rescues His Grandpa Zhang Shi Chuan
1924
The Calamity of Money Lu Juefei First HK film to include child actors
The Death Of Yuli Xu Hu, Zhang Shi Chuan
Love And Vanity Zhang Shi Chuan
The Pick Tea Girl Xu Hu
The Poor Children Zhang Shi Chuan
A Thief Comes Unstuck
1925
Heroine Li Feifei Runje Shaw
The Hong Kong Grand Hotel Fire
The Last Conscience Zhang Shi Chuan
A Lesser Friend Zhang Shi Chuan
Lovers in Wartime Lu Juefei
Love's Regret Lu Juefei
Meet Son In The Temple Huang Shun Min
New Leaf Runje Shaw
Romances Are Not for Me Chan Pei
Rouge Lai Pak-hoi Lin Chuchu Drama Based on a story in Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio by Pu Songling
A Sincerely Pitiful Girl Zhang Shi Chuan
Two Doctors Lu Juefei
1926
A Good Guy Zhang Shi Chuan
He Wants To Have A Baby Zhang Shi Chuan
Humanities Runje Shaw
Join the Army and Live Chan Kwun-chiu Lu Juefei
Lady Mengjiang Runje Shaw
Lonely Orchid Zhang Shi Chuan
The Love Eternal Runje Shaw
A Shanghai Woman Zhang Shi Chuan
The Unknown Hero Zhang Shi Chuan
1927
A Couple In Name Only Bu Wancang
Ma Yongzhen From Shandong Zhang Shi Chuan
The Romance of The Western Chamber Hou Yao
1928
The Burning Of Red Lotus Temple Zhang Shi Chuan Released in 16 parts between 1928 and 1930
The Diamond Case Xu Xin Fu
Divorce Zhang Shi Chuan
Love Story On Classmates Hong Shen, Zhang Shi Chuan
The Luoyang Bridge Zhang Shi Chuan
A Revengeful Man Zhang Shi Chuan Released in two parts.
White Cloud Pagoda Zhang Shi Chuan, Zheng Zheng Qiu
The Young Mistress' Fan Hong Shen, Zhang Shi Chuan
1929
Burns Windings Mansion Chan Hang Yin Released in two parts.
Dad Loves Mom Zhang Shi Chuan
Lonely Swan After The Calamity Jack Li Ping Qian
My Son Was A Hero Yang Xiao Zhong
The Orphan Of The Storm Cheung Wai Man
Passion's Precious Mirror Jack Li Ping Qian
Poor Daddy Yang Xiao Zhong
Two Swordsmen Xu Xin Fu

1930s[edit]

1930
Swordswoman of Huangjiang Chan Hang Yin, Jeng Yat Sang, Shang Guan Wu
Wild Flowers Sun Yu
Zi sha he tong Zhu Shilin
1931
Iron Bone and Orchid Heart Kwan Man Ching Yao-yu Sek
Kit-ching Fung
Romance
The Pain of Separation Lai Pak-hoi Kin-han Lap
Wah-chi Cheung
Romance First Hong Kong film adapted from a Cantonese folk tale/opera
The Witty Sorcerer Lai Pak-hoi Lai Pak-hoi
Xu Menghen
Comedy/Drama
1932
Cry of the Cuckoo in the Temple Liang Shaobo Wong Man-lei Fable
Gunshot at Midnight Kwan Man Ching Ng Cho-fan,
Wong Man-lei
Mystery
1933
Conscience Lai Pak-hoi Partly sound
Flowers Fall and Catkins Fly Wong Toi Romance Filmed in Vietnam, this was the first HK film shot at an overseas location, but never released in Hong Kong.
The Fool Pays Respects Hou Yao Wong Man-lei Fantasy Based on a Cantonese folk tale
The Idiot's Wedding Night Lai Pak-hoi First Hong Kong sound film in Cantonese dialect
The Shining Pearl Kwan Man Ching Ng Cho-fan,
Wong Man-lei
Action
1934
The Body Snatchers Wong Toi Ng Cho-fan Horror Hong Kong's first horror film
1938
Rouge Tears Chuk Ching-yin Hu Die Drama Cantonese remake of 1934 silent The Goddess
Rouge Tears Wu Yonggang Hu Die Drama Mandarin remake of 1934 silent The Goddess
1939
Orphan Island Paradise Cai Chusheng Li Lili
1941
Golden Gate Girl Kwan Man Ching Bruce Lee Drama Film debut of Bruce Lee (he played an infant).
1942
The Battle of Hong Kong Only film made during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong
1948
Sorrows of the Forbidden City Zhu Shilin Zhou Xuan,
Shu Shi
Historical/Drama
1949
The True Story of Wong Fei Hung Early Kung Fu film

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