Chase Step By Step (1974)
Chase Step-By-Step…Produced in Taiwan and released in 1974. It was directed Mo Man Hung. Action Director : Wang Tai Lang, So Kwok Leung, Lam Gwong Wing.
Two circus performers and martial artists are sent to deliver a trunk full of gold to a town experiencing famine and a siege of marauders. The marauders, of course, are waiting for them around every corner and they are besieged at each step. As much time is taken up with very entertaining and fast paced fight scenes as plot exposition. The writer also added elements of romantic tension and some vaguely historical political references to lend the film a little more interest and complexity than the genre norm. The romantic element is never tedious and gives the characters more depth than those of more typical martial arts action films.