Tang Lung, whose original name was Tang Hung-bin, was born in Beijing in 1928. In 1950, he joined the Mandarin cinema company Dragon-Horse Films to work under famed director Zhu Shilin and worked continuity on such films as House Removal Greeting (1954) and Between Fire and Water (1955). When Dragon-Horse Films ceased productions, Tang followed Zhu to Feng Huang Motion Picture to work continuity and was promoted to assistant director in 1958.
In 1963, Tang wrote and directed his first film, the Cantonese-dialect comedy A Loving Couple, produced under producer Lau Fong’s Hong Kong United and starring Miu Kam-fung. He went on to direct many films for Feng Huang, including The Cricket & the King (1966, co-directed with Bow Fong), Dream in Paradise (1966, co-directed with Yam Yi-chi), I Have Come Again (1968, codirected with Bow Fong), The Magic Thief (1969), Storm Petrel (1970, co-directed with Chu Fung), The Boat (1972, co-directed with Wu Ching-ping), Conspicuous Figures (1977) and The Illusionist (1979). Tang left the film industry in the 1980s to work in advertising.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||Strom Petrel||CHU Fung|
||Storm Petrel||CHU Fung|
||The Magic Thief|
||I Have Come Again||BOW Fong|
||The Cricket and the King||BOW Fong|
||The Cricket & the King||BOW Fong|
||Dream in Paradise|
||Men and Women||HU Siao Fung LEE Tit|
||A Loving Couple|