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Newsman Mark Elliott is an American war correspondent in Hong Kong, separated from his wife. During the closing days of the Chinese Civil War, he meets and pursues a beautiful Eurasian doctor, the widow of a Nationalist general. But when they begin to fall in love, their friends and her Chinese family pressure them to stop the cross-cultural relationship. Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
The aircraft that returns Mark to Hong Kong is Pan American World Airways N6535C, named "Clipper Mercury". It was a Douglas DC-6B, which entered service in 1952 and left service in 1961. See more »
During the scene with Mark and Suyin in the airplane: after they land and the announcement says they can remove their seat belts, both actors do as they are supposed to and release their belts. Then Mark stands up but you can clearly see through the aircraft window that the scenery still shows them in a taxi movement. See more »
Dr. Han Suyin:
I will make no mistakes in the name of loneliness. I have my work and an uncomplicated life. I don't want to feel anything again... ever.
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I purchased the DVD for this one, having seen the trailer for it on another DVD. I am fascinated by the film for several reasons and wonder whether it was really filmed in Hong Kong. The paradisiac scenery of the film, continuous anticyclonic weather, clear blue skies, the beautiful hill with the tree behind the hospital, a deserted beach etc etc all seem to have very little to to with the pictures we see of HK today - rain, mist and thousands of skyscrapers ... could it really be the same place, or was the film in reality shot elsewhere ? Perhaps HK internauts could confirm or deny ! Does that hill with its tree really exist.
In French the film is called " La Colline de l'Adieu " ( Goodbye hill )
Apart from this, I don't like the Cinemascope format, all the characters seem to small, so I have to use the zoom on my DVD to fill the screen ( losing picture detail in the process of course ).
Perhaps Mr William Holden liked the Orient, I'd already seen him in Suzie Wong and it was interesting to compare the two films. SW was more gutsy and crude than LIAMST.
I love the theme music of this film and have countless different recordings of it. I also loved both actors, both Holden and Jones were beautiful people. Repeated viewings of the DVD have brought me to like the film more and more, but I would have preferred just a little more passion in the love scenes. Also, JJ as a Chinese person leaves a little to be desired, beautiful though she is, she doesn't have the mannerisms of a Chinese person. It would be interesting to have an Oriental point of view on this one.
Should I add that the FINAL scene on the hill tightens the spectator's throat to a point of near suffocation !
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