The Double-pearl Phoenix
- ScreenwriterTong Tik-sang
Scholar Man Bit Zing encounters Fok Ding Kam, daughter of high official Minister Fok, at a nunnery. He finds her double-pearl phoenix hairpin and pretends to be a fortune teller to meet her. Finally, he sells himself as a servant to the Fok family. Ding Hon Sheung, the Prince's adopted son, has no real talents but he wishes to marry Ding Kam. During the Prince's birthday banquet, Bit Zing exposes his lack of abilities and embarrasses him. Bit Zing brings flowers to Ding Kam's chamber, and Chau Wah makes Bit Zing promised to adopt her as his sister before he could see his love. He then leaves for the civil examination.
Upon learning the news of her marriage to Hon Sheung, Ding Kam sets fire to the chamber and runs away. Ding Kam and Chau Wah becomes homeless in the capital and luckily, the old Prime Minister Chau Wa adopts Ding Kam as his own daughter. The emperor reads the "Imperial Prayer to Heaven" written by Ding Kam, and is so impressed he makes her a princess. Bit Zing wins the champion scholar title but he refuses to marry the princess. During the feast, he realizes the princess is his lover Ding Kam, but Hon Sheung also tries to make his claim. To settle the matter, Bit Zing marries his adopted sister, Chau Wah, to Hon Sheung.