Ivy Ling Po, star of The Temple of the Red Lotus, tears up the screen as a jealous, murderous movie star, who, like seemingly all "film noir" vixens, wants to kill off her husband. While she's infuriated that the hitman she hires bungles the job, she's delighted that her husband is found guilty for the killer's "murder".

  1. Mitsuo Murayama


  2. Doe Ching


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ivy Ling Po

    Ivy Ling Po

    Sin Lei

  2. Guan Shan

    Guan Shan

    Chang Li De

  3. Lisa Chiao Chiao

    Lisa Chiao Chiao

    Su Su

  4. Huang Chung-Hsin

    Huang Chung-Hsin

    Inspector Sheng

  5. Kao Ming

    Kao Ming

    Dr Huang

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A Cause to Kill


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Original Title 殺機

Status Released

Release Information

  • January 15, 1970


Original Language Chinese

Runtime 1h 38m

Budget -

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