The 14 Amazons

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The 14 Amazons
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Film poster
Traditional 十四女英豪
Simplified 十四女英豪
Mandarin Shí Sì Nǚ Yīng Háo
Cantonese Sap6 Sei3 Jyu5 Jing1 Hou4
Directed by Cheng Gang
Charles Tung
Produced by Run Run Shaw
Screenplay by Cheng Gang
Story by Ko Yeung
Starring Ivy Ling Po
Lisa Lu
Lily Ho (fr)
Yueh Hua
Music by Wang Fu-ling
Zhou Lan-ping
Cinematography Charles Tung
Chu Chia-hsin
Chang Hsin
Hua Shan
Wong Chit
T. Watanabe
Yau Kei
Edited by Chiang Hsing-lung
Fan Kung-ming
Production
company
Distributed by Shaw Brothers Studio
Release date
  • 27 July 1972 (1972-07-27)
Running time
123 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Mandarin

The 14 Amazons is a 1972 Hong Kong wuxia film produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio and featuring a predominantly female cast. The story is about the female generals of the Yang Family.

Plot[edit]

The Yang family, men and women, had served their country (Song Dynasty) loyally for generations. During the war with Western Xia, General Yang Tsung-pao is ambushed and killed. His death leaves his only son, Yang Wen as the only male heir left to the Yang family. His widow, Mu Kuei-ying, the grand matriarch and the entire family set out to avenge his death and defend the country. Due to the interference of a corrupt official, Wang Ching, the Yangs were unable to have the emperor's consent to use the imperial army.

Thus, they set off with whatever volunteer troops they could muster. Knowing of Mu Kuei-ying's reputation as a warrior and tactician, the king of West Hsia and his sons try various ways to stop her to no avail. They are outsmarted at the end as Mu Kuei-ying, the Yang family and Sung soldiers successfully storm their stronghold.

Cast[edit]

  • Ivy Ling Po as Mu Guiying
  • Lisa Lu as She Saihua
  • Lily Ho (fr) as Yang Wenguang
  • Yueh Hua as Lü Chao
  • Chen Yen-yen as Geng Jinhua
  • Lin Ching as Zou Lanying
  • Hsia Ping as Dong Yue'e
  • Betty Ting as Huang Qiongnü
  • Huang Chin-feng as Ma Saiying
  • Ouyang Sha-fei as Chai Meirong
  • Tina Chin Fei as Du Jin'e
  • Lee Ching as "8th sister" Yang Yanqi
  • Yeh Ling-chih as "9th sister" Yang Yanying
  • Wang Ping as Yang Qiuju
  • Liu Wu-chih as Yang Qiulan
  • Shu Pei-pei as Yang Paifeng
  • Ku Wen-tsung as Yang Hong
  • Fan Mei-sheng as Jiao Tinggui
  • Huang Chun-hsing as Meng Huaiyuan
  • Tien Feng as Wang Wen
  • Wang Hsieh as Wang Wen's 1st son
  • Nam Seok-hun as Wang Wen's 2nd son
  • Tien Ching as Wang Wen's 3rd son
  • Chin Pei as Wang Wen's 4th son
  • Lo Lieh as Wang Wen's 5th son
  • Tsung Hua as Yang Zongbao
  • Yang Chih-ching as Kou Zhun
  • Ching Miao as Wang Qin
  • Yang Ai-hua as Pearl
  • Ting Chien as Shen Gu

Awards and nominations[edit]

1973 - 11th Golden Horse Awards

  • Honorable Mention - Best Feature Film
  • Won - Cheng Kang, Best Director
  • Won - Lisa Lu, Best Supporting Actress
  • Won - Wang Yung-hua, Best Sound Effects

1973 - 19th Asian Film Festival

  • Won - Lily Ho, Outstanding Female Lead Performance

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