Fang Long-hsiang was born in 1928 in Shanghai, and came to Hong Kong in the early 1950s. He began writing novels in various genres such as detective and romance under different pseudonyms. The sci-fi series he wrote for Nan Wah Man Pao under the pseudonym Lo Sum-bo, Teng Lei, The Owl, was especially popular because of its suspenseful and mysterious storylines. Fang also worked as editor on New Life Evening Post and Tin Tin Daily News, and was credited for discovering many young writers.
Many of Fang’s novels were turned into film, including one of the stories in Teng Lei, The Owl, which became the feature film Summons to Death (1967), directed by Lo Wei. Feng also worked as a scriptwriter. Even though he was not prolific, he was capable of writing in different genres. He completed the screenplay for Shadows of Love in 1954, which was directed by Wang Hao. His second screenplay, Romance on Lake Emerald (1958), was adapted from his own novel and produced by Lo Wei’s company, Swank Motion Picture. Fang’s output as a screenwriter also included the horror film Song from a Haunted House (1959, directed by Lo Wei), the comedy Oh Boys! Oh Girls! (1961, directed by Doe Chin) and the spy action film The Angel Strikes Again (1968, directed by Lo Wei). He directed only three films in his life, The Awaken Punch (1973), starring Yu Yang; The Playboy (1975), starring Betty Ting Pei; and Here Comes the Wolf (1982), starring David Lau, Michelle Yim and Cora Miao. He passed away in 2008, aged 80.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||Here Comes the Wolf|
||The Awaken Punch|