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All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to send herself to a poor, remote village. There she eventually lives a full and happy life: running the inn, acting as "foot inspector", advising the local Mandarin and even winning the heart of mixed race Captain Lin Nan. But Gladys discovers her real destiny when the country is invaded by Japan and the Chinese children need her to save their lives. Based on a true story. Written by
The real Gladys Aylward was reportedly very embarrassed at the romantic part of the film. She did fall in love with a Chinese soldier but they never married and it was very brief. See more »
The character of Gladys Aylward is supposed to be British, but she speaks with a Swedish accent. Also while the real Aylward was short, Bergman is noticeably tall. The real Aylward also had a Cockney accent, and had started off life firmly in the working class, as a maid.
The film makers, since release, have been criticised for casting Ingrid Bergman, a tall woman with a Swedish accent, as Gladys Aylward, who was in fact short and had a cockney accent. See more »
My name is Gladys Aylward. I've written to the head of the missionary society. His reply stated that he'd see me if I ever came to London. If he's busy, I can wait.
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The opening title card reads: "This story is based upon the life of Gladys Aylward, a woman of our time, who was, and is dedicated to the simple, joyful and rare belief that we are all responsible for each other." See more »
Ingrid Bergman demonstrates her acting and creative skills portraying a lady who shall be remembered in China history. Her determination to go to China and do everything she could to bring Christianity to a part of the world that looked upon Christians as strange at best. She is supported by Curt Jurgons and Robert Donat in very unusual roles. Donat who is the Mandarin of the Province and Jurgons who is a Chinese soldier. Bergman is confronted with roadblocks which say she is unqualified to work in China as a Missionary. She proves her worth by working for the Mandarin as his foot inspector, running her inn and becoming endeared with the people as a person that is trying to help them. She is also instrumental in effecting prison reform. She overcomes many obstacles and saves the lives of close to a hundred Chinese orphans who are fleeing from the Japanese. Finally she was considered qualified.
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