Susan Yam Yam Shaw screentest April 1973 - same time as Wong Shun Leung

Susan Yam Yam Shaw screentest April 1973 - same time as Wong Shun Leung

Joined: July 16th, 2003, 11:43 am

April 18th, 2018, 11:29 pm #1

Susan Yam Yam Shaw did a screentest for Bruce in the Wong Shun Leung GAME screentest footage on the set of Enter the Dragon in April 1973.
KCinemagic : Tell me how you get started in the film business?
Shaw Yum Yum: I used to work on a ship. I worked for the father of Tong Chih Wah. I worked as the nurse of the ship. One of my friends worked for Golden Harvest. At that time, they were hiring many Koreans and Japanese kung fu actors. My friend brought me to watch Bruce Lee's shoot. Lee saw me and asked Lor Kuan Chung, “I want that girl in my film.” He pointed at me. So Lor Kuan Chung asked me to do a screen test, my first film was Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon. So Golden Harvest arranged it for me. That's how I quit my job and entered the film industry. Unfortunately, he died weeks afterwards so nobody looked after me. I was looking to be a movie star because of Bruce Lee. I believed it was my destiny.
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/page.asp?aid=224&page=1

Thanks to members on Kung Fu Fandom for helping me out with names in order to do further digging.
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April 19th, 2018, 12:12 pm #2

That's a piece of mind blowing information Nick. Even more Lee related footage in the vaults we were not aware of. Many thanks.
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April 19th, 2018, 6:41 pm #3

Thanks Greg. Yeah probably a lot filmed that we've never seen.
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April 20th, 2018, 2:31 am #4

Who did she play in ETD?
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April 20th, 2018, 4:21 pm #5

I don't think she was in it as ENTER had wrapped by the time of this screentest. Wong Shun Leung was doing it for GAME. It was done on the ENTER set so that explains the confusion.
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April 20th, 2018, 7:25 pm #6

[quote="pathfinder73"]
I don't think she was in it as ENTER had wrapped by the time of this screentest. Wong Shun Leung was doing it for GAME. It was done on the ENTER set so that explains the confusion.
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If she's auditioning for a part in Game, Betty Ting Pei was going to be in it with Nora Miao as well possibly then that's 3 female roles in the film. If we take it that one role was for Bruce's sister, one role for his wife then maybe the third female was going to be the gangster boss's 'lady friend' ?
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April 21st, 2018, 6:56 am #7

[quote="pathfinder73"]
I don't think she was in it as ENTER had wrapped by the time of this screentest. Wong Shun Leung was doing it for GAME. It was done on the ENTER set so that explains the confusion.
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Well, in that interview I clicked on a link for Enter the Dragon, which brought me to this page.http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/movie.asp ... fullcast=1

And when you go to 'full cast and crew' you come to her name (Siu Yam Yam). When you click her name you get this page: http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=698

So she is credited under ETD as an 'actress'. It's her first screen credit (1973) in that long list. She goes by: Shao Yin Yin, Susan Shaw Yin Yin, and Shaw Yum Yum.
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April 21st, 2018, 6:29 pm #8

GregKProbert wrote:
pathfinder73 wrote: I don't think she was in it as ENTER had wrapped by the time of this screentest. Wong Shun Leung was doing it for GAME. It was done on the ENTER set so that explains the confusion.
If she's auditioning for a part in Game, Betty Ting Pei was going to be in it with Nora Miao as well possibly then that's 3 female roles in the film. If we take it that one role was for Bruce's sister, one role for his wife then maybe the third female was going to be the gangster boss's 'lady friend' ?
Nora said she turned it down. I don't think Bruce would have Betty playing his sister lol. Not sure if Susan was going to be in GAME but possibly as those scenes had not  been filmed. Out of the 3 I would think she was more likely to play the sister role.

Regarding ENTER JKD54 - I've never seen any evidence that Susan filmed any scenes and this screentest was shot after ENTER had wrapped and she claims that was the first time she had met Bruce.
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April 21st, 2018, 9:09 pm #9

Yeah, I think that credit for Susan on ETD must be a mistake. I noticed she's not on the IMDB cast list.
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April 21st, 2018, 10:48 pm #10

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