Games Gamblers Play

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Games Gamblers Play
Gui ma shuang xing.jpg
Theatrical poster
Traditional 鬼馬雙星
Simplified 鬼马双星
Mandarin Gúi mǎ shuāng xīng
Cantonese Gwai2 maa2 seong1 sing1
Directed by Michael Hui
Produced by Raymond Chow
Written by Michael Hui
Lau Tin-chi
Thomas Tang
Starring Michael Hui
Sam Hui
Ricky Hui
Betty Ting
Lisa Lui
James Wong
Roy Chiao
Music by Joseph Koo
Sam Hui
Cinematography Ho Lan-shan
Danny Lee Yau-tong
Edited by Peter Cheung
Distributed by Golden Harvest
Release date
  • 17 October 1974 (1974-10-17)
Running time
107 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$6,251,633[1]

Games Gamblers Play (Chinese: 鬼馬雙星) is a 1974 Hong Kong comedy film directed by and starring Michael Hui, with action direction by Sammo Hung. The film also co-stars Sam Hui, who also served as one of the film's music composers.


Partial soundtrack[edit]

Gwai ma seung sing is the debut Cantonese album by Hong Kong actor and singer Samuel Hui, released in 1974 by Polydor Records. The first two tracks are heard in the film and also released in the separate 7" vinyl.

All tracks written by Samuel Hui, unless otherwise.

Side one
No. Title Lyrics Music English translation Length
1. "雙星情歌" (seung sing ching gaw)     Love Theme from (gwai ma) seung sing 2:58
2. "鬼馬雙星" (gwai ma seung sing)     Ghost Horse, Double Star 2:25
3. "甜蜜伴侶" (tim maat boon leui) Ricky Hui Ricky Hui Sweet Companionship 2:43
4. "無情夜冷風" (mou ching ye lang fung) Ricky Hui Ricky Hui Merciless Breezy Night 2:38
5. "一水隔天涯 (a) / 愛你三百六十五年 (b)[n 1]" (yat seui gak tin ngai / ai ni san bai liu shiwu nian) James Wong[n 2] Yu Lawn 于粦 (a) / Shin Kawaguchi 川口真 (b) Water over the Horizon / Love You for 365 Years 3:45
Side two
No. Title Lyrics Music English translation Length
6. "春夢良宵[n 3]" (cheun mung leung siu)   Lobo Good Night Dream 2:27
7. "制水歌[n 4]" (chi seui goh)   Paul Simon Song of a Regulated Water 2:50
8. "等玉人[n 5]" (dang yook yan)   Ron Elliott, Bob Durand   2:35
9. "鐵塔凌雲" (teet taap ling waan) Michael Hui   Lingyun Tower 3:05
10. "夜雨聲" (ye yu sing) Ricky Hui Ricky Hui Sounds of the Night Rain 2:16
11. "雙星情歌音樂"     Love Theme from (gwai maa) seung sing (instrumental) 2:58
  1. ^ Hui's combined rendition of both songs is heard in the 1974 film Naughty! Naughty! (綽頭狀元).
  2. ^ Original lyrics of "yat seui gak tin ngai" were written by Joh Kei (左几) and are heard in the 1966 film of the same Chinese name. "Ai ni san bai liu shiwu nian" is a Mandarin rendition of the 1969 Japanese song, "Anata ga i nakute mo" (あなたがいなくても), sung by Mieko Hirota and lyricized by Rei Nakanishi, and was previously recorded by other singers.
  3. ^ Rendition of the 1972 song "I'd Love You to Want Me" by Lobo.
  4. ^ Rendition of the 1972 song "Mother and Child Reunion" by Paul Simon
  5. ^ Rendition of the 1965 song "Just a Little" by The Beau Brummels
  1. ^ Hong Kong Filmography Volume VII (1970–1974), p.xxi, ISBN 978-962-8050-54-3 (Chinese)

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