directed this romantic and breezy look at Shanghai in the late
forties. In 1937, poor violinist Kenny Bee meets showgirl Sylvia
Chang under a bridge as they take shelter from bombings. Somehow,
passion sparks their chance meeting and they vow to meet under
that same bridge after the war is over.
Cut to the forties, and the two are now located
in Shaghai once again. However, despite their best efforts, they
keep missing each other all the time leading each to believe they
will never find that one person they met under that Shanghai bridge.
Complicating things is Sally Yeh, who forms the third part of
the love triangle, and she’s so cute in this movie that you'll
probably feel like slapping her. She comes to Shanghai to find
her fortune, and proceeds to get between our two star-crossed
lovers at the most inopportune of times.
This film is vintage Tsui Hark, featuring
the same comedic style that pops up in Peking Opera Blues, and more recently Love in the Time of Twilight. Silly and
wacky, but also highly entertaining and eminently enjoyable. This
screwball comedy only seems to get better with age. (Kozo