Yueh Hua played Kuo Ying, the King of Flying Daggers. He assassinated the Prime Minister in the beginning of the story. Lo Lieh played Fan Yi, the guards' leader.
Fan Yi deserved a death penalty because the prime minister had been assassinated under his guard, but as he was the only one who could recognize the killer, he would be pardoned if he could catch the killer in five days.
Fan Yi followed Kuo Ying's tracks to the Xuan-hua county. Meanwhile, Kuo Ying met a dying man named Song Hua-long, an officer on his way to Xuan-hua to get rid of the Erlong Mountain bandits. Kuo Ying took his identity.
|Kuo Ying and the wanted poster|
|Fan Yi and Kuo Ying|
When Fan Yi and Kuo Ying was ready to leave Xuan-hua, the bandit leader came back with back-up and in this final fight, Kuo Ying saved Fan Yi's life several times. Fan Yi then let Kou Ying go free and he himself became a wanderer.
Fan Yi : I am not someone who's afraid to die.
Kuo Ying : But why are you trying so hard to catch Kou Ying?
Fan Yi : For my dignity. I've never failed anything and I won't lose to Kou Ying.