The Palace of Ambition
풍운의 궁전 | pung-un-eui gung-jeon
Directed by Chung Chang-hwa (정창화)
Written by Park No-hong (박노홍)
98min | Release date in South Korea: 1957/12/18
It is a historical court drama set against the background of the Mahan Age. Crown Prince Bo-hae (Lee Seung-hwa) is reluctant to go to the place where the Crown Princess will be selected, because of affections for an unknown woman whom he had fallen in love with at first sight. But because of the king's orders, he goes there. There are two women waiting to be selected. One is Guseulagi (Kim Mi-seon), a daughter of Lord Jin-pyeong (Byun Ki-jong), and the other is Hwaseonagi (Ko Hyang-mi), a daughter of Hwa Pi-dal (Kim Seung-ho-I). He is pleased by the fact that the unknown woman, whom he is in love with, is Guseulagi. But Hwa Pi-dal, who wants his daughter to be selected to gain power, accuses Lord Jin-pyeong for being a traitor and puts him in jail. Guseulagi runs away, disguising herself as a man. While crossing a pass, she runs into Haemosu (Yang Il-min), named Pig. His father died because of Hwa Pi-dal's trickery and Haemosu turned into a bandit. Guseulagi and Haemosu steal into the palace and beat off Hwa Pi-dal and his group to rescue Lord Jin-pyeong. Guseulagi becomes the Crown Princess.