Project Description

The daughter of Leo Tekming, Yudying, accidentally meets a poor scholar named Bin Gei. They fall in love at first sight. Yudying’s clever maid, Cenlan, promises them to be their matchmaker. Cenlan successfully convinces her master that Bin Gei is the most suitable prospective husband for Yudying and asks Dumb Lug, one of the servants, to invite Bin Gei.

Unfortunately, Dumb Lug makes a mistake and invites the wrong person, Zeo Tung, who is locally known to be a bully with a huge blemish on his face. When the Leos refuse to let Yudying marry him, Zeo Tung threatens to burn down their mansion.

The next day Cenlan asks Bin Gei to disguise himself as a woman so that he can go to see Yudying secretly in her house to solve this crisis. Meanwhile, Zeo Tung becomes impatient, so he comes to take Yudying home by force. In a rush, his men kidnap Bin Gei dressed in woman’s clothes and take him home. During the wedding ceremony, to his dismay, Zeo Tung is sent away by a local magistrate. Just at the moment that Zeo Tung has left his house, Yudying’s brother, Galing, comes to rescue Bin Gei and Cenlan. Instead, his men mistakenly take Zeo Tung’s sister home.

In the midst of this confusion, Bin Gei leaves for the capital to take the civil examination and hopes to pass it with honours. When Zeo Tung is free to go home, he discovers his newly-wed wife has been taken away, so he goes to the Leos’ home furiously to get his wife back. At the same time, Bin Gei has returned from the capital to marry Yudying. He is now a court official with authority and power and even the big bully, Zeo Tung, has to admit his defeat.

情節大綱

書生卞磯窮困落拓,以擺檔賣字畫籌措上京赴考之費用。小霸王周通貌醜且為人粗鄙,欲購卞磯所畫之紙扇以掩飾醜態,權充斯文。劉員外千金月英與侍婢春蘭於花神廟前偶遇卞磯,月英慕其詩才。陰差陽錯,劉府僕人錯把周通當卞磯,請他到劉府做姑爺。春蘭發現錯請姑爺,但周通誓不罷休,聲言若劉父賴婚便放火燒莊。春蘭乘夜往找卞磯商量對策,並?她改扮女裝,潛入劉府向月英一表衷情。

月英與卞磯於園中相會,此時周通花轎臨門,其下屬錯擄卞磯與春蘭。月英之弟嘉齡欲闖新房營救春蘭,卻錯擄周通之妹,卞磯乘亂逃去。一年後卞磯高中狀元,衣錦榮歸至劉府。周通認出當日拜堂之新娘竟是當今狀元爺,大驚求饒。卞磯與月英終成眷屬,並衷心感激春蘭的撮合。