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My Mother and Her Guest

August 26, 1961

A single mother takes on a boarder, with intriguing results.

Under Heaven in Seoul

December 16, 1961

An oriental doctor Kim, Hak-gyu (Kim, Seung-ho) is a cantankerous man who is the longest-term householder in a small village in Seoul. He often causes domestic trouble by being nasty to his wife (Han, Eun-jin) and his children. Kim, Hyeon-ok (Choi, Eun-hee), a daughter of a young widow who runs Nahana Beauty Shop, is in love with Choi, Du-yeol (Kim, Jin-gyu), an obstetrician across the street. Kim, Hak-gyu has great distaste for western medicine, and at the same time, is jealous of the obstetrician. He always gets in the way of Choi, Du-yeol. Kim's son, Hyeon-gu (Shin, Young-kyun), dates Jeomryae, a daughter of a bar owner (Hwang, Jeong-soon).

A Male Housekeeper

May 1, 1968

A woman hires a male cook, being afraid that her lewd husband may have an affair with a female cook. Hyeong-gu who thinks about how to collect money for his brother's research starts working in her house. While he serves as a cook there, a lot of funny episodes happen. Finally, his brother finishes his research successfully and he gets out of the house to work for his brother's company as a managing director. He also gets married to a cook maid of the neighbor at the next door. It turns out that the maid is the daughter of the land lore, not a hired servant.

Tyrant Yeonsan

January 1, 1962

Prince Yeonsan-gun turns into a tyrant out of grief for his mother's death. He orders beheadings of all the officials who displease him or who advised the previous king to depose the queen. He becomes crueler by the day. But in 10th year of his reign, he is kicked out of the throne and dies a tragic death. -IMDB

A Reluctant Prince

June 1, 1963

When King Heon-kong falls ill, a power struggle erupts over who will inherit the throne. Tired of all the infighting, the ministers arrange for a branch of the king's family, which had lost all its wealth and was living on remote Ganghwa Island, to inherit. But the heir to the throne is reluctant to leave his island home.

The Snake Woman

February 16, 1969

An aged snake turns to a beautiful woman after the devil's order, and tempts a young Buddhist monk. The two marries, and gives birth to a son. The snake tries to kill her husband to obey the devil's order, but she can't because of the love she built with the man. The devil turns the snake into a stone. But with the help of a Buddha, she turns back to a human, living happily after with the monk.

Bound by Chastity Rule

December 13, 1962

The widow of a nobleman bears a son after having an affair with her servant. The servant and the baby are driven from the home by the woman's irate in-laws when the truth is discovered. Even after the child is grown, no contact is allowed between he and his mother who now denies the events of her past.

Blind Swordswoman

August 21, 1969

Seol Hie loses her parents and eyes to the murderous brutality of General Woo Shin-tak. She trains herself in swordsmanship and martial arts for the next two decades before setting out to even the score with Woo.

Over the Hill

May 17, 1968

A remake of 20th Century Fox’s Over the Hill [1931]. A father of three sons sells his properties to pay for tuitions of his two sons who study in Seoul. But he is indifferent to his youngest son. One day the youngest son witnesses his father stealing money, and takes the fall for his. The eldest son later marries a daughter of a rich family, neglecting his father; the second son becomes a poor artist. Time goes by; the father dies. After being released from prison, the youngest son goes to Vietnam to make money to support his mother, who was put in a nursing home after suffering mistreatment from eldest son. When the youngest son comes back from Vietnam he spurs anger on his brothers. The brothers soon reflect on their past, and live happily ever after.

Prince Yeonsan

December 31, 1961

A historical drama about Yeonsangun of Joseon as a prince trying to restore the status of his mother, the deposed and executed Queen Yun.

A Man And a Gisaeng

January 1, 1969

A young man who was fired from his job for being unmanly decides to dress as a woman and work as a gisaeng. He gets proposals from several of his male clients including his former boss, Heo. He earns enough money to clear his gisaeng life and opens his own business with his friend Jeong-hui. Meanwhile his sister tells him that she is getting married. Later he finds out that her future brother in-law is the son of Heo. He doesn't know how to react. But Heo takes the man back to his company.

The Story of Sim Cheong

September 13, 1962

Based on the traditional story of a girl who makes her blind father see by donating 300 bags of rice to Bongwon Temple.

Past Loves

August 9, 1968

During a concert in Japan a singer encounters his childhood sweetheart and their old love is rekindled with new passion. However their love is a problem for the singer because he is already engaged to the daughter of his mentor.

Desire

March 20, 1968

A doctor is shocked to learn that his girlfriend had formerly been the mistress of a married man.

Red Scarf

March 26, 1964

South Korean Air Force pilots engage in perilous missions against Communist North Koreans during the Korean War.

An Upstart

July 13, 1961

A poor boarder inherits 30 million dollars from an American soldier whose life he saved during the Korean War. The stingy landlady instantly turns into a completely different person, women swarm around him, and charities ask him for donations. Gangsters come forward and try to kill him...

The Eunuch

December 10, 1968

A nobleman sends his daughter to the king as a concubine in order to gain personal power and favors from the monarch. Her lover follows her into the palace disguised as a eunuch. They continue to meet in secret until discovered and sentenced to death.

Evergreen Tree

September 20, 1961

Yeong-shin (played by the Choi Eun-hee–Shin Sang-ok’s wife) and Dong-hyeok (Shin Yeong-gyun) graduate from college with a cause. They plan to bring education and modernization to farmers living in the rural area of their birth. When they arrive, the pair immediately gets to work, Dong-hyeok builds a village hall and starts aiding the farmers while Yeong-shin tries to gather the children to form a school. However, the villagers at first resent and resist the pair. It is not until one child, Ok-bun, takes the inititive and and learns to read under Yeong-shin’s care that the villages trust the pair and allow their children to be taken from the fields and taught reading, writing and math.

Rice

November 16, 1963

The poor farmers of Muju in Cheonbuk Province cannot get enough water to irrigate their rice. They attempt many times to build a canal to the Geum River, but fail each time. After the military coup of 1962 however, the government gives its full support and helps the villagers succeed

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