Ho Fu Ling

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Ho Fu Ling

Post by PeplumParadise » 17/12/2020, 21:48

Ho Fu Ling in Maciste alla corte del Gran Khan (1961)
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Ho Fu Ling was an Oriental actor active in Italian films from at least the start of the sixties until the early-seventies.

He is identified from his credited role in Il segreto dello Sparviero Nero, where he is the only Oriental actor who appears so there can be no doubt that it's him, plus a second role listed by ANICA in 2 samuari per 100 geishe.


FILMOGRAPHY
1961
  1. Il segreto dello sparviero nero (credited) .... Changa-Lee
  2. Maciste alla corte del Gran Khan (uncredited) .... Buddhist monk
  3. Rosmunda e Alboino (uncredited) .... Soldier of Alboino

    1962
  4. 2 samurai per 100 geishe (uncredited) .... Chinese bandit
  5. Maciste all'inferno (uncredited) .... Oriental

    1964
  6. I pirati della Malesia (uncredited) .... Prisoner

    1973
  7. Amarcord (uncredited) .... Man in market square

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Post by PeplumParadise » 17/12/2020, 21:59

Il segreto dello sparviero nero (1961) credited, as what sounds like Changa-Lee, the Chinese pirate.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 17/12/2020, 22:01

Maciste alla corte del Gran Khan (1961) as Buddhist monk
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Identification by Johan

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Post by PeplumParadise » 17/12/2020, 22:07

2 samurai per 100 geishe (1962) as Chinese bandit.
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Images and identification thanks to Johan

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Post by PeplumParadise » 17/12/2020, 22:12

Maciste all'inferno (1962) as Oriental (very basic description, but there's really no other way to describe the role).

This shot must have been filmed especially, since in the preceding montage you see Kirk Morris pushing his way through the line of oriental actors, and at that point in his career Kirk hadn't appeared in any other films with an Asian setting - it cuts between footage of Gordon Scott from Maciste alla corte del Gran Khan (released the year before), which I imagine the line of orientals is supposed to fool us into thinking that he's also Kirk if you don't look too closely!
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Post by PeplumParadise » 17/12/2020, 22:19

A late role for him in Amarcord (1973)

Johan provides the following description: He appears in Amarcord, though in the released version of the film he's only seen briefly in the market square (watching the bonfire from what I can remember). Here's an old screenshot I made of him.
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He originally had a much larger role, featuring prominently a rather racist scene that was deleted. That scene is present in a Fellini TV documentary. He's less recognizable here due to the poor quality, but you'll notice he's wearing the same costume as in the scene in the market square. The scene takes place in a café, where another man asks him some questions about China and starts going on about the differences between white people and Chinese people, noting that the Chinese do not have bellybuttons. Ho Fu insists he does have one, prompting the other man to rip his shirt open to prove it. This is from the TV documentary Fellini nel cestino (1983). I don't know if it exists elsewhere in better condition...
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Thanks once again to Johan for the images, identification and description.

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Re: Ho Fu Ling

Post by PeplumParadise » 28/12/2020, 17:08

I pirati della Malesia (1964) as Prisoner.

Appearing once again alongside Cho-Cha Lung.
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Re: Ho Fu Ling

Post by PeplumParadise » 05/02/2021, 17:15

Rosmunda e Alboino (1961) as Soldier of Alboino.

I think this is a pretty certain ID (Johan agrees), though hard to be 100% certain since he isn't seen in any close shots.
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