Kwan Shan (April 20, 1933 – October 1, 2012) was a Hong Kong film actor. Kwan appeared as a romantic lead actor in Mandarin-language films created in Hong Kong, especially during the 1960s. His roles included several Shaw Brothers Studio productions.
Kwan's daughter is Rosamund Kwan, an actress.Kwan died of lung cancer on October 1, 2012, at the age of 79. His funeral was held at the Hong Kong Funeral Home.
Kwan was born on April 20, 1933 in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China, and later moved to Hong Kong. He was an ethnic Manchu who traced his heritage to the Guwalgiya clan.
Movies & TV shows
Naked Comes the Huntress
Three people are hunting for ginseng in the snow. As they battle the elements and the threat of starvation, they come across a naked woman in the snow. The treasure-hunters approach her and fall into ...
There wasn't a chance for Lotus. Her mother was angry that she was wrongly imprisoned. Mother asked Pickpocket to tell Lotus to take revenge for her. Lotus is given a monastery and grows up there, but...
The Shaolin Plot
When a terrible kung fu master seeks various martial arts manuals from around China to make himself even more evil, he must come to blows with a Wu Tang student sent to stop him.
In a small village in Tibet, the Tseng family is one of the most respected and noble clans. The matriarch of the family wants to marry her daughter into the Kao clan. Kao Chu wants his younger brother...
Chelsia My Love
For many years, Mr. Lee has been keeping a secret from his wife and two daughters that his elder daughter, Chelsia, is having some serious heart disease. Only his good friend, Dr. Fong, who made the d...
The Big Family
The head of a large crime family is played by Shek Kin. The sons get into trouble with the other bosses. Both escalate the situation with drugs and murder and create a bitter feud with a rival family....
Sup Sap Bup Dap
A social satire on Hong Kong people’s obsession with gambling, told in 13 vignettes of various styles.
Shantung Man in Hong Kong
When Shan Tung comes to Hong Kong for the first time, wanting to seek help from his countryman Lo San, however, Lo San refuses to give him a hand. Shan Tung has no choice but to sell amphetamine in th...
A newlywed couple's relationship turns into a nightmare when they start to witness supernatural activity. A spiritualist is hired to investigate the strange phenomenon, and discovers a deep, dark secr...
The Seven Coffins
Hsiao Tsui is the most beautiful girl in the prostitution house. Her clients are scared by ghosts. She was treated poorly by the owner. Tsui is hidden in an abandoned inn. The inn has seven coffins.
The first all-Hong Kong crew to make a feature in Japan was filmed on the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Lung Kong is a melodrama in the months following the events of August 6, 1945. Joseph...
Gone with the Cloud
After the death of her parents, a young woman is forced to work as a barmaid to support her younger brother and sister.
The Brutal Boxer
The battles of kung fu are some of the bloodiest. The subtitle says all the fighting is raw.
Lung Kong collaborated with accomplished novelist Meng Jun to pen the script for this tale of heartbreak and doomed romance. The mounting despair of two solipsistic characters headed towards an emotio...
The Peeper, the Model and the Hypnotist
An anthology of tales from Hong Kong.
Secret Agent Chungking 001
Taiwanese spy thriller. Agent No 1, a super sleuth from Chungking, is sent to Nanjing to investigate the murder of a Japanese general, which leads to even more intrigue and skullduggery.
A Cause to Kill
Ivy Ling Po plays a movie star who wants to kill her husband in The Temple of the Red Lotus. She's angry that the hitman she hired bungles the job, but she's happy that her husband is found guilty.
Pupils at the Ta Tap Middle School are delinquent. Tu's class is the worst. Tu is determined to win over the unruly students by being kind. He fails but does not despair. The One Eyed Dragon is the le...
A sensitive love triangle helmed by one of Shaw era's top directors, Chin Chien. A psychiatrist taking a room at an old friend's apartment soon discovers an insane woman living in a neighboring flat. ...
Farewell, My Love
In Farewell, My Love Julie Yeh Feng plays a devoted wife and mother dying from an incurable illness. Her goal now is to find a new mother for her child and a new wife for her husband before she dies. ...
Too Late for Love
Su Fen, a young and frail girl, looked forward to her wedding with her fiancé, Li Kuo-liang. The happy couple's bliss was cut short when war broke out. Kuo-liang was summoned to fight at the front lin...
Film about Shan Shan and her life.
Sing High, Sing Low
A Shaw Brothers Musical Comedy.
Rose, Be My Love
Not a love triangle but a love rectangle, Rose, Be My Love is a romantic drama that represents the high standards achieved by Shaw Brothers in both star power and technical polish. Set on the eve of P...
The Blue and the Black 2
Part two of the wartime love story
The Blue and the Black
It's a powerful melodrama about a thwarted romance in 1930s Tientsin, China, during the Japanese occupation, and it stars Linda Lin Dai, one of the era's most popular stars. It was part of Golden Hors...
The tragic love triangle of early 20th century Peking Opera star Chiu Hai-tang, his beautiful stage partner, and the warlord who forces himself between them, has been a favorite with Chinese audiences...
The noted actress Li Li-hua, star of more than sixty films since 1947, beautifully portrays the drugged, then disgraced wife of a peddler in the waning days of the Ching Dynasty. To make matters worse...
Her Sister's Keeper
To put her younger sister Huilan (Margaret Tu Chuan) through college, Huilian (Grace Ting Ning) became a taxi dancer and is despised by Huilan. Now married to a good husband (Kwan Shan), the lonely Hu...