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The Story of Kong Ngee Dial 999 for Murder /九九九命案 (1956)

When:

Sun Oct 13 2013, 4:30pm

Where: Gallery Theatre, National Musem, 93 Stamford Road, Museum, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $8.00
  • Additional fees may apply

In Cantonese with English Subtitles

Amongst Kong Ngee's many contributions to Cantonese Cinema, the cycle of Hitchcock-inspired 999 detective/crime series is one of the most enduring.

In the first film of the cycle, Dial 999 for Murder, Patrick Tse plays a reporter who delves into a mysterious crime case after a fateful nocturnal encounter with a femme fatale played by Patsy Kar Ling. Their ensuing courtship becomes the catalyst for each dramatic turn of event, leading to both romantic bliss and a simultaneous unravelling of the murder mystery.

Other similar titles in the series and copycat productions including, Dial 999 for 24-Hour Murder Case (1957), 999 Grotesque Corpse (1962), 999 I Am the Murderer (1963), and 999 The Poisonous Swan (1964) soon followed.