Too Late for Love (film)

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Too Late for Love
Directed byZhen Luo
Written byZhen Luo
Starring Ivy Ling Po
Kwan Shan
Ching Miao
Ouyang Sha-fei
Release date
  • 1967 (1967)
Country Hong Kong
Language Mandarin

Too Late for Love (Mandarin: Feng huo wan li qing) is a 1967 contemporary Hong Kong movie written and directed by Zhen Luo.



Su Fen, a young and frail girl, looked forward to her wedding with her fiancé, Li Kuo-liang. The happy couple's bliss was cut short when war broke out. Kuo-liang was summoned to fight at the front lines. In his absence, Su Fen discovered she had tuberculosis. This did not please her mother-in-law who was looking for a healthy daughter-in-law to bear sons to continue the family name. She forced Su Fen to divorce her son and leave. When Kuo-liang returned on leave, he was angry and in despair for he still loved Su Fen very much. He went to look for her and was prevented from seeing her by her furious father. To his father-in-law, he swore his undying love for Su Fen, vowing never to marry another and left to return to the front lines. Su Fen suffered a lapse after failing to see Kuo-liang in time.

Months passed and Kuo-liang returned to Su Fen's home to see her. However, her father had brought her out on a trip. Incidentally, Su Fen was returning that day and saw him as both their trains left and arrived respectively. At this second failure to meet Kuo-liang, Su Fen's illness took a turn for the worse. As the war drew to an end, Kuo-liang took a serious injury to his leg which left him half-crippled. After the war, he visited Su Fen once more.

Golden Horse Award (1967)

Huang Yu-chun, known by her final stage name Ivy Ling Po, is a retired Hong Kong actress and Chinese opera singer. She is best known for a number of mega-hit Huangmei opera films in the 1960s, especially The Love Eterne (1963) which made her an Asian superstar overnight. She played an important role in the entertainment industry for preserving the Huangmei opera art form.


Qian Shunying, better known by her stage name Ouyang Sha-fei, was a Chinese actress.

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