|Sue Guttilla’s Top Picks:
of a Fire (1966)
Chan is paired up with Siao Fong Fong in this mohup
(swordplay) film. The chemistry between them is just fantastic,
and the plot is intricate enough to keep your interest.
2) The Black Killer
Chan plays two roles, as a brother and sister, in
this modern action film. It’s amazing to see them talking to one
another! The final fight scenes are awesome, especially when Chan
goes one on one against Sek Kin.
3) The Reincarnation of
Lady Plum Blossom (1968)
A Tong Tik-San classic, the last script he wrote
before he died. The songs are wonderful, and Chan’s performance
is a must see. Nam Hung sings quite well and does a good job playing
the ghost Lee Wei Liang.
4) Eternal Love (1966)
Siao and Chan play a pair of lovers not meant to
be. Chan’s singing is both emotional and appealing the ears. Although
Siao doesn’t sing for herself, she gives an excellent performance
as the estranged wife.
5) Opposite Love (1968)
One of those rare movies where you can really feel
the characters. Here Chan plays a girl whose boyfriend goes back
to Singapore; she follows suit only to find out her adopted brother
6) The Black Rose (1965)
Cute movie about two sisters who rob the poor and
give to the rich. Though Chan is not the main character, she is
quite versatile and shows off her excellent martial arts skills.
7) Young, Pregnant and Unmarried
The funniest movie I have ever seen. Chan pretends
to be pregnant to protect her sister. Lui Kei and his parents are
confused. The whole situation is a riot of laughs. You’ve gotta
see this one.
8) Beauty in the Mist
Chan plays a girl who dies in a fire almost twenty
years ago but somehow comes back as a ghost in the day to meet
up with Lu Kei. The songs here are great, and the story and reason
she came back are quite interesting.
9) The Charming Little Bird
Here again, there are two Chans: one an airline
stewardess (looking real nice in that outfit) and the other a
delivery boy. Lots of comic relief when she pretends to be the delivery
boy and vice versa.
Connie plays brother and sister
in The Black Killer.
Connie and Josephine Siao are the doomed
lovers in Eternal Love.
Nam Hung and Connie in The Black
Connie the stewardess pretending to
be Connie the delivery boy in The Charming Little Bird.