The Witty Sorcerer

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The Witty Sorcerer
MandarinZuǒ Cí xì Cáo
Directed byLai Pak-hoi
Written byLuo Guanzhong
StarringLai Pak-hoi
Xu Menghen
Release date
  • 14 March 1931 (1931-03-14)
CountryHong Kong

The Witty Sorcerer, also known as Zuo ci xi cao, is a 1931 Hong Kong historical comedy-drama film, directed by Lai Pak-hoi. It was released on 14 March 1931 after Lai's other film The Pain of Separation and starred Lai himself and Xu Menghen.[1] It is based on a story in the 14th-century historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms about Zuo Ci playing tricks on Cao Cao (played by Lai Pak-hoi). It was one of the earliest locally filmed Hong Kong feature films to become successful on a grand scale.[2]

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  1. ^ Fu, Poshek; Desser, David (25 March 2002). The Cinema of Hong Kong: History, Arts, Identity. Cambridge University Press. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-521-77602-8. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  2. ^ Kar, Law; Bren, Frank; Ho, Sam (October 2004). Hong Kong cinema: a cross-cultural view. Scarecrow Press. p. 54. ISBN 978-0-8108-4986-0. Retrieved 18 April 2011.

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