The Lark - 小雲雀 - (1964) *Official Trailer* by Shaw Brothers.
Asian movie superman Sir Run Run Shaw had passed on. As part of his legacy he, with his brother Runme, produced many movies that included Chinese musicals popular even with non-Mandarin speaking public across the region.
|Image Credit: SCMP Pictures.|
According to Celestial Pictures Limited (Musical - Shaw Brothers Universe Film Collection) on You Tube, SB musicals, "captured the tastes, trend and psyche of the cinema-going public in the 1960s and the 1970s."
As a teen I used to watch SB Chinese musicals in a neighbourhood cinema. Some of the musicals made by these two brothers were, King Drummer, Hong Kong Rhapsody, Hong Kong Nocturne, Le Belles, The Shepherd Girl, Love Parade, The Singing Thief and others. To single one, the 1964 movie, The Lark is a treasure trove of some of the most popular Mandarin songs of all time.
|Shades of K-Pop. From SB 1960 movie: Les Belles. Taken from Celestial Pictures Ltd.|
Anyone with a song to remember?
After the wind and rain last night
There's nothing except void in the dream
I'm lucky to have bumped into you
Aren't you coming back...
(Lyrics from a song on SB movie: The Lark).
You Tube video from: Celestial Pictures Ltd.