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Kao Li

Other names : Go Laap
Activities : Director (11), Assistant Director (2), Writer (8)


Born in Nanjing in 1924, Kao Li entered the Hong Kong film industry in the 1950s and worked his way up the ranks from script supervisor to scriptwriter and assistant director to Li Han-hsiang. At Shaw Brothers, Kaos screenplay for Lis Diau Charn won the Best Script Award at the 5th Asian Film Festival in 1958.

Kao made his directorial debut the following year with Girl From Amoy, one of Shaw Brothers few Amoy dialect films. His first Mandarin movie directorial assignment was The Pistol, co-directed with Li. In the mid-1960s, Kao worked almost exclusively with Ivy Ling Po, who he directed in a string of historic Huangmei operas, beginning with Inside The Forbidden City and concluding with The Mirror And The Lichee.

Following a stint at Cathay and in Taiwan, he returned to Shaw Brothers in the early 1970s to direct such sex comedies as Of Wives And Mistresses, and Lets Go To Bed.

He left the film world in the 1970s to go into business.

Source : Celestial Pictures

 [ Director - Assistant Director - Writer ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
Title    ( HK -  All ) Year  Activity (  Year - Title )
 Pistol, The 1961 Director
 Return Of The Phoenix 1963 Director
 Inside The Forbidden City 1965 Director
 Mermaid, The 1965 Director
 Dawn Will Come, The 1966 Director
 Perfumed Arrow, The 1966 Director
 Mirror And The Lichee, The 1967 Director
 Silent Swordsman, The 1967 Director
 Jade Dragon 1968 Director
 Affection 1969 Director
 Of Wives And Mistresses 1972 Director
Assistant Director
 Empress Wu Tse-Tien, The 1963 Assistant Director
 Beyond The Great Wall 1964 Assistant Director
 He Has Taken Him For Another 1957 Writer
 Diau Charn 1958 Writer
 Pistol, The 1961 Writer
 Invincible Sword, The 1963 Writer
 Tiger In Hunting, The 1963 Writer
 Inside The Forbidden City 1965 Writer
 Dawn Will Come, The 1966 Writer
 Affection 1969 Writer

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