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Tiao Chan is a 1967 Taiwanese sound film directed by Hu Chia Shen. The film is a portrayal of one of the "Four Beauties" of ancient China, in this case the titular Diaochan, from the late Eastern Han Dynasty era. Like Diaochan, the film is also known by the literal translation of her name, the Sable Cicada.
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