An evil gang attacks the Chi school of Golden Sword Kung Fu. One student sacrifices his life to save his teacher and his school, his dying wish is that his son be taken in as a student. Young Fang Kang grows up in the school and treasures his father's broken sword and the memory of his father's sacrifice. The other students (including the teacher's daughter) resent him and try to drive him away. The teacher's daughter challenges him to a fight and when he refuses she becomes enraged and recklessly chops off his arm! He retreats, broken and bloody, and is found by a young poor girl living alone who nurses him back to health. Meanwhile, the evil gang who originally attacked the Golden Sword school develops a weapon that renders the Golden Sword useless and starts killing off all of the schools students. Fang Kang eventually recovers with the girl's help but must now face a life with only one arm. Will he be able to recover and live to defend the school as his father did?

  1. Chang Cheh

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Ni Kuang


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jimmy Wang Yu

    Jimmy Wang Yu

    Fang Kang

  2. Lisa Chiao Chiao

    Lisa Chiao Chiao

    Xiao Man

  3. Tien Feng

    Tien Feng

    Qi Ru Feng

  4. Violet Pan Ying-Zi

    Violet Pan Ying-Zi

    Qi Pei Er

  5. Yeung Chi-Hing

    Yeung Chi-Hing

    Long Armed Devil

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The One-Armed Swordsman
The One-Armed Swordsman



Original Title 獨臂刀

Status Released

Release Information

  • July 26, 1967


Original Language Chinese

Runtime 1h 51m

Budget -

Revenue -



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