The House of 72 Tenants

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The House of 72 Tenants
Houseof72Tenants.jpg
Original Hong Kong Poster
Traditional 七十二家房客
Simplified 七十二家房客
Mandarin Qī Shǐ Èr Jiā Fáng Ké
Cantonese Cat1 Sap6 Ji6 Gaa1 Fong4 Haak3
Directed by Chor Yuen
Produced by Run Run Shaw
Andrew Au
Written by Chor Yuen
Starring Elliot Ngok
Adam Cheng
Woo Gam
Ching Li
Lydia Shum
Ivan Ho
Music by Frankie Chan
Cinematography Wong Chit
Edited by Chiang Hsing Lung
Production
  company
Shaw Brothers Studio
Hong Kong TV Broadcasts Ltd
Distributed by Shaw Brothers Studio
Release date(s)
  • 22 September 1973 (1973-09-22)
Running time 98 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$ 5,626,675.20

The House of 72 Tenants (七十二家房客) is a 1973 Hong Kong film directed by Chor Yuen. It is a remake of a 1963 Chinese film of the same name. It was the top box office film of 1973 in Hong Kong, surpassing Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon.[1]

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Special Notes[edit]

The house of 72 Tenants can be considered to have started a new era for Hong Kong based movies. Before the release of this movie, most high-class movies filmed in HK were recorded in Mandarin, while the less respected ones would be recorded in Cantonese. However, since the debut of this movie, which is filmed in Cantonese, and the popularity it achieved, major releases of Hong Kong Films have changed from a primary language of Mandarin to a primary language of Cantonese.

Parodies[edit]

Parodies of this movie are found in many of Hong Kong's films and Television shows.

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In TV shows:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gary G. Xu, Sinascape: Contemporary Chinese Cinema (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007), 91

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