Contending for the Bride
- ScreenwriterPoon Yat-fanYip Shiu-tuck
At Chinese New Year Eve, Guai Nam-ping and Yu Kit-jing fall in love at first sight after Nam-ping rescues Kit-jing and her maid from Cho Tit-ho’s molestation. However, when Nam-ping sees Kit-jing’s father, Yu Yao-choi, collecting debts from the poor, he beats him up and forces him to tear the IOUs into pieces so as to teach him a lesson. With this grudge and the prejudice against Nam-ping and for his father’s shabby clothes, Yao-choi breaks off the engagement that was made before Nam-ping and Kit-jing’s birth. He further agrees to marry Kit-jing to Tit-ho.
Yao-choi finds that Nam-ping meets Kit-jing in secret and declares against their marriage unless Nam-ping can present a betrothal gift which matches his wealth. Nam-ping comes earlier than Tit-ho for the bride but is expelled on the accusation of embezzling. Unwilling to marry Tit-ho, Kit-jing disguises herself as the bridesmaid and has Kit-bing be the bride when Tit-ho comes. Her plan fails and the parties take the case to court.
With his powerful status, Tit-ho compels Bat Sau-fat to find Nam-ping guilty and forces Kit-jing to be his wife. Luckily, Nam-ping’ s father arrives with the imperial edict and reprimands Tit-ho and Yu’ s father. Finally, Nam-ping and Kit-jing become a couple as they were engaged before their birth. The story comes to a happy ending.