็พ…้ฆฌ | LO Mar John
 Introduction

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 Biography

John Lo Mar was born in Guangdong, China, in 1938. In the mid-1950s, he attended actor Wang Yuan-long’s China Film Institute and joined The Shaw Brothers Studio in 1957 as an actor, playing mostly supporting roles. Later he turned to writing scripts for radio stations and film, penning The Search of Love One (1961), starring Josephine Siao and Butterfly Hu; and the Cantonese Opera film The Temple of the Golden Orchid (1961). He also wrote popular novels for Universal Press. Among his books, Deeply Indebted (1962) and I’ll Make My Own Choice (1966) were adapted into movies.

In 1967, Lo began to direct Cantonese films, debuting with Sister’s Lover (1967), followed by such works as Auld Land Syne (1968), Red Light, Green Light (1969) and Miss Not Home (1970). At the decline of Cantonese cinema in the late 1960s, Lo switched to Mandarin movies. He had directed melodramas such the Jenny Wu and Alan Tang vehicles Bus Stop (1971), Maria (1971), Impetuous Fire (1972) and Back Street (1973). He also directed action films like Black List (1972), Black Guide (1973), Tiger (1973) and The Escaped Convict (1974). In 1973, he returned to Shaw Brothers and directed Yeh Feng and Wang Sha in the Cantonese comedy Crazy Bumpkins (1974), which won an award at the Asian Film Festival and spawned three sequels due to its popularity. He also directed a variety of other films for Shaws, including The Happy Trio (1975), Thief of Thieves (1975), Salina (1975), Bruce Lee and I (1976) and The Girlie Bar (1976).

Lo continued to direct in Hong Kong and Taiwan after his Shaws contract expired, including Orchid in the Rain (1977), featuring Brigitte Lin and Alan Tang. He also formed the Lo Mar Company and directed films such as the award-winning drama Forever and Ever (1977) as well as sensational social expos้s like Sweeping Call Girls (1979) and Second Class Resident (1981).

Lo retired from the film industry in 1982.

 Filmography
Year Chinese name English name Directors
1981 ใ€ŠไบŒ็ญ‰่‰ฏๆฐ‘ใ€‹
Second Class Resident
1980 ใ€Š่ฟท่นค้œๅ…ƒ็”ฒใ€‹
Young Hero
1979 ใ€Šๅ‡บ็ฑ ้ฆฌ้จฎใ€‹
Monkey Kung Fu
1979 ใ€Šๅ”ๅฑฑไบ”่™Žใ€‹
Five Superfighters
1979 ใ€ŠๆŽƒ้ปƒๅฅ‡่ถฃ้Œ„ใ€‹
Sweeping Call Girls
1979 ใ€Šไฝ›้ƒฝๆœ‰็ซใ€‹
The Boxer from the Temple
1979 ใ€Š้†’็›ฎไป”ใ€‹
Young Outcasts
1978 ใ€Šๆง็ฅžใ€‹
Magnificent Spearman
1978 ใ€Šๆƒณๆ„›ไธๆ•ขๆ„›ใ€‹
To Love or Not to Love
1978 ใ€Š่ฟฝใ€‹
The Chase
1977 ใ€Šๅนฝ่˜ญๅœจ้›จไธญใ€‹
Orchid in the Rain
1977 ใ€ŠไปŠ็”ŸไปŠไธ–ใ€‹
Forever and Ever
1977 ใ€Š้ฃ›ๅฅณ่Š่Šใ€‹
Gigi
1976 ใ€ŠๆŽๅฐ้พ่ˆ‡ๆˆ‘ใ€‹
Bruce Lee and I
1976 ใ€Š้˜ฟ็‰›็™ผ้”่จ˜ใ€‹
Big Times for the Crazy Bumpkins
1976 ใ€Š้…’ๅธ˜ใ€‹
The Girlie Bar
1976 ใ€Š้˜ฟ็‰›ๅฅ‡้‡่จ˜ใ€‹
Crazy Bumpkin in Singapore
1975 ใ€Š้›™ๆ˜Ÿไผดๆœˆใ€‹
The Happy Trio
1975 ใ€Šๅฑ้šช็š„ๅไธƒๆญฒใ€‹
Salina
1975 ใ€Š้˜ฟ็‰›ๅ‡บ็„่จ˜ใ€‹
Return of the Crazy Bumpkin
1975 ใ€Š่ณŠๅ…ฌ่จˆๅฐๅทๆ‰ใ€‹
Thief of Thieves
1975 ใ€Š็ƒ้พ่ณŠ้˜ฟ็ˆธใ€‹
The Nutty Crook
1974 ใ€Š้˜ฟ็‰›ๅ…ฅๅŸŽ่จ˜ใ€‹
Crazy Bumpkins
1974 ใ€Š้€ƒ็„็Šฏใ€‹
The Escaped Convict YU Chik Lim
1973 ใ€Š่ก€ๆด’ๅพŒ่ก—ใ€‹
Back Street
1973 ใ€Š้ป‘ไบบ็‰ฉใ€‹
Black Guide
1973 ใ€Šๅคง้™คๅฎณใ€‹
Tiger
1972 ใ€Š็ซๆˆ€ใ€‹
Impetuous Fire
1972 ใ€Š้ป‘ๅๅ–ฎใ€‹
Black List
1971 ใ€Šๆตชๅญ่ˆ‡ไฟฎๅฅณใ€‹
Maria
1971 ใ€Šๅทดๅฃซ็ซ™ใ€‹
Bus Stop
1971 ใ€Š้ˆ”็ฅจ่ˆ‡ๆˆ‘ใ€‹
Money and I
1970 ใ€Šๅฐๅงไธๅœจๅฎถใ€‹
Miss Not Home
1969 ใ€Š็ด…็‡ˆ็ถ ็‡ˆใ€‹
Red Light, Green Light
1968 ใ€Šๆ˜ฅๆ›‰ไบบๆญธๆ™‚ใ€‹
Auld Land Syne
1967 ใ€Šๅงๅง็š„ๆƒ…ไบบใ€‹
Sister's Lover