Herman Hsu started appearing in Mandarin and Cantonese films in 1946 as a child actor, remaining in the trade in his adult years. He switched to behind-thescene work in 1959, performing costume, continuity and assistant director duties at the Mandarin cinema company MP & GI.
The first features Hsu directed are the action films Martial Arts (1974) and The Owl (1974), both starring action star Michael Chan. He then went to work at TVB as director in 1976, returning to film in 1977, directing The Delivery (1978), starring Michael Chan again and also Charles Heung, as well as Money Trip (1979), starring George Lam and Kent Cheng. After those films, Hsu withdrew from the film industry.
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