1950s Mandarin-language Movies

Public list by WPS with 16 movies or TV shows/series

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The Inn of the Sixth Happiness(1958)

2h 38min | War, Drama
3.5/5 (with 31 votes)

All her life, Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to send herself to a poor, remote village. There she eventually lives a full and happy life: running the inn, acting as "foot inspector", advising the local Mandarin, and even winning the heart of mixed race Captain Lin Nan. But Gladys discovers her real destiny when the country is invaded by Japan and the Chinese children need her to save their lives. Based on a true story.

The Kingdom and the Beauty(1959)

1h 40min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

This is a musical about a young emperor who is lured via stories told to a place called Kiang-Nan by his royal tutor. The empress mother has the tutor go to Kiang-Nan to bring him back.

Directed by Li Han-hsiang - With Lin Dai

Diau Charn(1958)

4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Based on Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Diau Charn is a sublime retelling of a familiar tale with iconic actress Linda Lin Dai (Lam Doi) in the titular role of Diau Charn, one of the four storied beauties of ancient China.

Directed by Li Han-hsiang - With Lin Dai

Battle on Shangganling Mountain(1956)

2h 3min | War, Drama
2.8/5 (with 2 votes)

(From Wikipedia)- "Battle on Shangganling Mountain follows a group of Chinese People's Volunteer Army soldiers who are holding Triangle Hill for several days against US forces. Short of both food and water, they hold their ground until the relief troops arrive. The movie portray the battle as a Chinese victory over an American invasion, and the People's Volunteer Army soldiers were shown as Chinese war heroes.".

Directed by Lin Shan, Sha Meng

The Conceited General(1956)

24min | Animation
2.7/5 (with 3 votes)

After a victorious military campaign, a general returns home to glory and prosperity. The king rewards him and claims that all enemies will be intimidated by the general. From then on, the general no longer practice martial arts. He eats, drinks, lives the glamorous life, and didn't bother anymore with sharpening his weapons. When the enemy one day returns, his own arrogance led to his defeat and eventually to the downfall of whole nation.

Directed by Te Wei

Woman Basketball Player No. 5(1957)

1h 24min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

Tian Zhenhua arrives in Shanghai to coach a local women's basketball team. Number 5 on the team, Xiaoje, excels at basketball but is unsure of whether to continue playing. As Tian gets to grips with training Xiaoje and the rest of the team, he reflects on his career as a star basketball player before the revolution.

Directed by Xie Jin - With Qin Yi

Life of a Beijing Policeman(1950)

2h | Drama, War, Crime
3.6/5 (with 4 votes)

Fifty years of modern Chinese history (1900-1950), including wars, revolutions and corrupt politics, as seen through the life and times of a simple Beijing policeman and his family.

Directed by Shi Hui - With Shi Hui

Five Golden Flowers(1959)

1h 45min | Music, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

A Peng meets a girl named Jinhua at a festival and they agree to meet the next year but she fails to turn up. He searches for her and finds other girls named Jinhua.

Directed by Wang Jiayi - With Yang Likun

Ji mao xin(1954)

1h 10min | War, Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Shi Hui - With Cai Yuanyuan, Shu Shi, Cai An-An

Girl on the Loose(1954)

Girl on the loose is a 1954 Hong Kong film, directed by Wang Yin.

Directed by Wang Yin

Magic Brush(1955)

3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

The Magic Brush is a Chinese animated stop-motion film produced by the Shanghai Animation Film Studio. A young and kind peasant boy named Ma Liang helped a rich man to tend cattle. He liked drawing and drew pictures everywhere and had the greatest dream to be an artist. He works very hard to achieve this dream even though he doesn't own a paintbrush.

Directed by Jin Xi

The Life of Wu Xun(1952)

3h 28min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The life-story of Wu Xun, a beggar in the Qing dynasty who set up free schools for poor children.

Directed by Sun Yu - With Zhao Dan, Wang Bei
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For Better, for Worse(1959)

1h 28min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Hong Kong's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1959.

Directed by Yueh Feng - With Connie Chan

Unfinished Comedy(1957)

1h 20min | Comedy
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Two famous comedians from pre-Revolution days perform a series of sketches in a theatre for a group of Party cadres. The stage performances blend over into absurdist, self-contained fantasy episodes where the two comics allegorically parody Party propaganda and ideological orthodoxy.

Directed by Lü Ban

The Long March(1959)

1h 35min | War
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A general depiction of the famous 1930's Long March of the Chinese Red Army.

Directed by Cheng Yin, Chun Hua

Chuang Tapestry(1959)

48min | Animation

Once upon a time the Chuang family chopped firewood for a living. Mother Tanja spent three years day and night weaving this tapestry. One day a wind storm came and the tapestry flew away. Kam Tong, one of the children, would venture off to the dangerous Tibet mountains to try to get the tapestry back. Very few have ever survived the cave.

Directed by Qian Jiajun
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