Kwan Tak-hing (front) in the title role in The Story of Wong Fei-hung, Part One: Wong Fei-hung’s Whip that Smacks the Candle (1949). The actor played the legendary martial artist in 19th century Guangdong (then Canton) no less than 80 times over the course of 32 years. Kwan Tak-hing (front) in the title role in The Story of Wong Fei-hung, Part One: Wong Fei-hung’s Whip that Smacks the Candle (1949). The actor played the legendary martial artist in 19th century Guangdong (then Canton) no less than 80 times over the course of 32 years.
Kwan Tak-hing (front) in the title role in The Story of Wong Fei-hung, Part One: Wong Fei-hung’s Whip that Smacks the Candle (1949). The actor played the legendary martial artist in 19th century Guangdong (then Canton) no less than 80 times over the course of 32 years.

Before Jet Li, this actor played Wong Fei-hung in 80 films and made the martial arts legend a household name

  • Actor Kwan Tak-hing portrayed Wong Fei-hung in so many films that he would sometimes use the identity of the legendary martial artist in public
  • The world’s longest running film series was a hit with Hong Kong movie goers for its accurate fighting scenes and authentic depictions of Cantonese culture

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
Kwan Tak-hing (front) in the title role in The Story of Wong Fei-hung, Part One: Wong Fei-hung’s Whip that Smacks the Candle (1949). The actor played the legendary martial artist in 19th century Guangdong (then Canton) no less than 80 times over the course of 32 years. Kwan Tak-hing (front) in the title role in The Story of Wong Fei-hung, Part One: Wong Fei-hung’s Whip that Smacks the Candle (1949). The actor played the legendary martial artist in 19th century Guangdong (then Canton) no less than 80 times over the course of 32 years.
Kwan Tak-hing (front) in the title role in The Story of Wong Fei-hung, Part One: Wong Fei-hung’s Whip that Smacks the Candle (1949). The actor played the legendary martial artist in 19th century Guangdong (then Canton) no less than 80 times over the course of 32 years.
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