Mr. Lo Wai
Originally surnamed Cheung, Lo Wai adopted his uncle’s surname Lo and used to name Lo Ching. Lo Wai was born in Jiangsu and after graduation from Middle School in Beijing, he joined a drama group and performed patriotic dramas. After the war, he became a member of a musical troupe. Lo came to Hong Kong and joined Yung Hwa Motion Picture Studios in 1948 and played the male lead in “Prisoner of Love” (1951) and “A Scholar's Adventures” (1952). He co-directed “The Husband’s Diary” (1953) and “Mr Handsome” (1953) with Tang Huang in 1953 and then directed “She Wants Her Man” (1953) on his own. After founding Dahan Film Company in 1957, Lo directed and acted in the film “Love River” (1957). In the following year, he founded Swank Motion Picture Company with actress Lau Leung-wah and made “Romance on Lake Emerald” (1958) and other ten films. He joined MP & GI in 1961, and turned to Shaw Brothers in 1965. In 1971 he joined Golden Harvest and directed two Bruce Lee’s classics: “The Big Boss” (1971) and “Fist of Fury” (1972). After Bruce Lee’s death, he groomed Jackie Chan as Lee’s successor. He retired after producing “A Warrior’s Tragedy” in 1993.