Tanny Tien-Ni

Tanny Tien-Ni (Chinese: 恬妮 ) is a Taiwanese actrees. Born in Shanghai in 1948 and raised in Taiwan. She studied Beijing Opera and in 1967 formally entered the entertainment word after being named 'Sweater Princess' in a local beauty pageant. After appearing in Taiwanese television series, she made her film debut in "Sword of Endurance". In 1972 signed a contract with Shaw Brothers. Li Han-Hsiang appreciated her special brand of sex appeal and cast her in "Illicit Desire" (1973). Its box office success led to her starring in a number of Li-directed erotic films. Trivia: Married to actor classic wu xia actor Yueh Hua in 1975. Her younger sister Tien Niu was also a major Shaw Brothers star of the 1970s.

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Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)

When fellow operatives and friends disappear during a mission in Hong Kong, Cleopatra Jones comes to help. She discovers the disappearance involves The Dragon Lady, a feared lipstick lesbian who runs a casino and the local drug trade.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Bail
CAST:  Tamara Dobson  •  Stella Stevens  •  Norman Fell  •  Tanny Tien-Ni

When fellow operatives and friends disappear during a mission in Hong Kong, Cleopatra Jones comes to help. She discovers the disappearance involves The Dragon Lady, a feared lipstick lesbian who runs a casino and the local drug trade.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Bail
CAST:  Tamara Dobson  •  Stella Stevens  •  Norman Fell  •  Tanny Tien-Ni

Crocodile (1979)

A giant crocodile is killing and frightening people living nearby rivers. Two men, whose wives and daughter have been killed by the crocodile, decide to chase and eliminate it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sompote Sands
CAST:  Nat Puvanai  •  Tanny Tien-Ni  •  Angela Wells  •  Manop Aussawathep

A giant crocodile is killing and frightening people living nearby rivers. Two men, whose wives and daughter have been killed by the crocodile, decide to chase and eliminate it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sompote Sands
CAST:  Nat Puvanai  •  Tanny Tien-Ni  •  Angela Wells  •  Manop Aussawathep

The Golden Lotus (1974)

Golden Lotus is based, in part, on Jin Ping Mei, a famous erotic novel of ancient China. Li Han-Hsiang adapted part of the story into this film, which starts with Hsi Men Ching, a successful merchant, wooing Pan Chin Lien, the beautiful wife of one of the townspeople.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Li Han-Hsiang
CAST:  Peter Yang Kwan  •  Jackie Chan  •  Hu Chin  •  Chen Ping

Golden Lotus is based, in part, on Jin Ping Mei, a famous erotic novel of ancient China. Li Han-Hsiang adapted part of the story into this film, which starts with Hsi Men Ching, a successful merchant, wooing Pan Chin Lien, the beautiful wife of one of the townspeople.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Li Han-Hsiang
CAST:  Peter Yang Kwan  •  Jackie Chan  •  Hu Chin  •  Chen Ping

No End of Surprises (1975)

No End of Surprises is a Hong Kong Comedy Drama starring Jackie Chan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chu Mu
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Dean Shek  •  Tanny Tien-Ni  •  Chin Chun

No End of Surprises is a Hong Kong Comedy Drama starring Jackie Chan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chu Mu
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Dean Shek  •  Tanny Tien-Ni  •  Chin Chun

Naughty! Naughty! (1974)

Wu Te-chuan is a young man trying to make a living in an easy way. But now he is penniless and will being thrown out of his Macau hotel. Kind- hearted hotel maid Hsiao Yen is the only one to help him in the world. One day, Wu plays a trick on the hotel owner. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Sam Hui Koon-Kit  •  Nora Miao  •  Tanny Tien-Ni  •  Betty Ting Pei

Wu Te-chuan is a young man trying to make a living in an easy way. But now he is penniless and will being thrown out of his Macau hotel. Kind- hearted hotel maid Hsiao Yen is the only one to help him in the world. One day, Wu plays a trick on the hotel owner. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Sam Hui Koon-Kit  •  Nora Miao  •  Tanny Tien-Ni  •  Betty Ting Pei

A Queen's Ransom (1976)

A Hong Kong mobster's sister is working with authorities on their investigation into her own brother's plot to assassinate the Queen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ting Shan-Hsi
CAST:  Angela Mao Ying  •  George Lazenby  •  Tanny Tien-Ni  •  Bolo Yeung

A Hong Kong mobster's sister is working with authorities on their investigation into her own brother's plot to assassinate the Queen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ting Shan-Hsi
CAST:  Angela Mao Ying  •  George Lazenby  •  Tanny Tien-Ni  •  Bolo Yeung

Once Upon a Mirage (1982)

Story of five children growing up and learning about life in Hong Kong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kong Lung
CAST:  Liu Wai-Hung  •  Dorothy Yu Yee-Ha  •  Roy Chiao  •  Tanny Tien-Ni

Story of five children growing up and learning about life in Hong Kong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kong Lung
CAST:  Liu Wai-Hung  •  Dorothy Yu Yee-Ha  •  Roy Chiao  •  Tanny Tien-Ni

Edge of Darkness (1988)

A Hong Kong cop's first undercover assignment sends him on a psychological downward spiral, unable to separate his two identities after unearthing a connection between his supervisor and the crime syndicate he's investigating.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fung Hak-On
CAST:  Alex Man  •  John Shum Kin-Fun  •  Chin Siu-ho  •  Lo Wei

A Hong Kong cop's first undercover assignment sends him on a psychological downward spiral, unable to separate his two identities after unearthing a connection between his supervisor and the crime syndicate he's investigating.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fung Hak-On
CAST:  Alex Man  •  John Shum Kin-Fun  •  Chin Siu-ho  •  Lo Wei

The Young Dragons (1974)

The powerful mobster Leung, who is protected by the dangerous and wicked Huan Fai, sells two hundred Japanese weapons and ammunition to a Chinese gang. He uses the smuggler Luy Fu to bring the weapons but the smalltime thief Kim and his gang heist the shipment on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Henry Yu Yang  •  Tanny Tien-Ni  •  Dean Shek  •  Chiang Nan

The powerful mobster Leung, who is protected by the dangerous and wicked Huan Fai, sells two hundred Japanese weapons and ammunition to a Chinese gang. He uses the smuggler Luy Fu to bring the weapons but the smalltime thief Kim and his gang heist the shipment on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Henry Yu Yang  •  Tanny Tien-Ni  •  Dean Shek  •  Chiang Nan

Human Lanterns (1982)

A psychotic craftsman pits two rival Kung-Fu masters against each other while designing special lanterns from a disturbing source.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sun Chung
CAST:  Tony Liu  •  Chen Kuan-Tai  •  Lo Lieh  •  Tanny Tien-Ni

A psychotic craftsman pits two rival Kung-Fu masters against each other while designing special lanterns from a disturbing source.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sun Chung
CAST:  Tony Liu  •  Chen Kuan-Tai  •  Lo Lieh  •  Tanny Tien-Ni

Black Magic (1975)

Romantic

A magician makes money by charging people to cast love spells on the objects of their affection. Complications arise when he decides that he wants a customer's bride for himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ho Meng-Hua
CAST:  Ti Lung  •  Lo Lieh  •  Tanny Tien-Ni  •  Lily Li

A magician makes money by charging people to cast love spells on the objects of their affection. Complications arise when he decides that he wants a customer's bride for himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ho Meng-Hua
CAST:  Ti Lung  •  Lo Lieh  •  Tanny Tien-Ni  •  Lily Li

Black Magic 2 (1976)

A doctor suspects black magic on his hospital after experiencing some bizarre incidents and sends for two doctors (who are a couple) from Hong Kong. The wife is very skeptical and places volunteer for a spell. It became obvious that here is an evil wizard who stay ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ho Meng-Hua
CAST:  Ti Lung  •  Tanny Tien-Ni  •  Lo Lieh  •  Wai Wang

A doctor suspects black magic on his hospital after experiencing some bizarre incidents and sends for two doctors (who are a couple) from Hong Kong. The wife is very skeptical and places volunteer for a spell. It became obvious that here is an evil wizard who stay ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ho Meng-Hua
CAST:  Ti Lung  •  Tanny Tien-Ni  •  Lo Lieh  •  Wai Wang

The Magic Blade (1976)

Two rival swordsmen in imperial China, poncho-clad Fu Hung-Hsueh and Yen nan-Fei vie with a power-hungry villain for the deadly Peacock Dart and fend off waves of expert killers during their journey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chor Yuen
CAST:  Ti Lung  •  Lo Lieh  •  Ching Li  •  Tanny Tien-Ni

Two rival swordsmen in imperial China, poncho-clad Fu Hung-Hsueh and Yen nan-Fei vie with a power-hungry villain for the deadly Peacock Dart and fend off waves of expert killers during their journey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chor Yuen
CAST:  Ti Lung  •  Lo Lieh  •  Ching Li  •  Tanny Tien-Ni

Corpse Mania (1981)

A necrophiliac killer is murdering the prostitutes at Madame Lan's brothel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kuei Chih-Hung
CAST:  Tanny Tien-Ni  •  Wang Yong  •  Yau Chui-Ling  •  Walter Tso Tat-Wah

A necrophiliac killer is murdering the prostitutes at Madame Lan's brothel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kuei Chih-Hung
CAST:  Tanny Tien-Ni  •  Wang Yong  •  Yau Chui-Ling  •  Walter Tso Tat-Wah

The Battle Wizard (1977)

A brother who loves books and a sister who loves swords must face a yellow-robed warrior, the Red Python, a sinuous snake-charmer, and a silk-masked beauty (who must kill or wed the first man to see her face) before they can bring peace to their battle-addled family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pao Hsueh-Li
CAST:  Danny Lee Sau-Yin  •  Tanny Tien-Ni  •  Shih Chung-Tien  •  Chiang Tao

A brother who loves books and a sister who loves swords must face a yellow-robed warrior, the Red Python, a sinuous snake-charmer, and a silk-masked beauty (who must kill or wed the first man to see her face) before they can bring peace to their battle-addled family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pao Hsueh-Li
CAST:  Danny Lee Sau-Yin  •  Tanny Tien-Ni  •  Shih Chung-Tien  •  Chiang Tao

Little Dragon Maiden (1983)

Seeking to improve his combat skills, a young man falls in love with a woman with mystical powers but his past stands in the way of their union.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hua Shan
CAST:  Leslie Cheung  •  Chen Kuan-Tai  •  Yung Jing-Jing  •  Sun Chien

Seeking to improve his combat skills, a young man falls in love with a woman with mystical powers but his past stands in the way of their union.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hua Shan
CAST:  Leslie Cheung  •  Chen Kuan-Tai  •  Yung Jing-Jing  •  Sun Chien

The Brutal Boxer (1972)

The bloodiest Kung Fu battles ever fought. The subtitle says it all, as there is hardly any story, but all the more raw fighting.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guan Shan
CAST:  Chan Sing  •  Jackie Chan  •  Mars  •  Corey Yuen

The bloodiest Kung Fu battles ever fought. The subtitle says it all, as there is hardly any story, but all the more raw fighting.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guan Shan
CAST:  Chan Sing  •  Jackie Chan  •  Mars  •  Corey Yuen

Why Me? (1985)

The tragic story of Fat Cat, a mentally retarded man who endures the mistreatment of the local villagers, and Koko, the idealistic social worker who tries to give him a better life. Koko's battle against ignorance and apathy on Fat Cat's behalf takes its toll on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kent Cheng Jak-Si
CAST:  Eric Tsang  •  Kent Cheng Jak-Si  •  Chow Yun-fat  •  Olivia Cheng Man-Nga

The tragic story of Fat Cat, a mentally retarded man who endures the mistreatment of the local villagers, and Koko, the idealistic social worker who tries to give him a better life. Koko's battle against ignorance and apathy on Fat Cat's behalf takes its toll on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kent Cheng Jak-Si
CAST:  Eric Tsang  •  Kent Cheng Jak-Si  •  Chow Yun-fat  •  Olivia Cheng Man-Nga

Forbidden Tales of Two Cities (1975)

Li Han-hsiang, one of the most experienced and respected filmmakers in Hong Kong, wrote and directed this charming and fascinating comedy of amorous complications and modern morals in the very middle of his forty year career. The two cities are Macau, where a love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Li Han-Hsiang
CAST:  Shek Sau  •  Cheng Kang-Yeh  •  Lau Dan  •  Tanny Tien-Ni

Li Han-hsiang, one of the most experienced and respected filmmakers in Hong Kong, wrote and directed this charming and fascinating comedy of amorous complications and modern morals in the very middle of his forty year career. The two cities are Macau, where a love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Li Han-Hsiang
CAST:  Shek Sau  •  Cheng Kang-Yeh  •  Lau Dan  •  Tanny Tien-Ni

Runaway Blues (1988)

Before he was crowned one of the "Four Heavenly Kings", Andy Lau starred in the 1989 gangster film Runaway Blues. He plays Lam, a Taiwan gangster who flees to Hong Kong after killing a rival gangster. Hiding at his uncle gang boss Lip's place, he gets embroiled in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lai Dai-Wai
CAST:  Andy Lau  •  Lu Hsiu Ling  •  Ngok Ling  •  Sunny Fang Kang

Before he was crowned one of the "Four Heavenly Kings", Andy Lau starred in the 1989 gangster film Runaway Blues. He plays Lam, a Taiwan gangster who flees to Hong Kong after killing a rival gangster. Hiding at his uncle gang boss Lip's place, he gets embroiled in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lai Dai-Wai
CAST:  Andy Lau  •  Lu Hsiu Ling  •  Ngok Ling  •  Sunny Fang Kang
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