When Ti Lung and David Chiang left Shaws, they returned a year later after learning directing and defied their former studio heroics doing films with social leanings. Directed by Ti, The Young Rebel is one such film. Fatherless as a child, Hsiang (Chiang) supports his mother, gangsters kill his mother and he kills in revenge. Unlike his swordplay heroes, Hsiang admits guilt, expresses sorrow and is imprisoned. Great fights by Yuan Hsio-tieng (The Matrix's fight choreographer Yuen Woo-ping's father).