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Director:
Writers:
Isobel Lennart (screenplay)
Alan Burgess (novel)
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Release Date:
19 December 1958 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Love had suddenly come to her under the China sky...love for this Eurasian soldier who now pressed his earthy, Oriental skin against her own...
Plot:
All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A moving, inspirational film See more (44 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ingrid Bergman ... Gladys Aylward

Curd Jürgens ... Capt. Lin Nan (as Curt Jurgens)

Robert Donat ... The Mandarin of Yang Cheng
Michael David ... Hok-A
Athene Seyler ... Jeannie Lawson
Ronald Squire ... Sir Francis Jamison
Moultrie Kelsall ... Dr. Robinson
Richard Wattis ... Mr. Murfin
Peter Chong ... Yang

Tsai Chin ... Sui-Lan
Edith Sharpe ... Secretary at China Inland Mission
Joan Young ... Sir Francis' cook
Lian-Shin Yang ... Woman with Baby
Noel Hood ... Miss Thompson (as Noël Hood)

Burt Kwouk ... Li
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Blaine ... Madman (uncredited)
Alexis Bobrinskoy ... Russian Fireman (uncredited)

Edwina Carroll ... Chinese Dancer (uncredited)
Christopher Chen ... Tax Collector (uncredited)
Lin Chen ... Innkeeper's Wife (uncredited)
David Goh ... Japanese Lieutenant (uncredited)
Frank Goh ... Timothy (uncredited)
Ronald Kyaing ... Young Lin (uncredited)
Judith Lai ... Sixpence (uncredited)
Ronald Lee ... Chief Muleteer (uncredited)
Louise Lin ... Mai Da (uncredited)

Richard Marner ... Russian Soldier (uncredited)
André Mikhelson ... Russian Commissar (uncredited)
Stanislaw Mikula ... Russian Conductor (uncredited)
Aung Min ... Buddhist Priest (uncredited)
John Mitchell ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Michael Wee ... Mandarin's Aide (uncredited)
Vincent Wong ... Chinese Captain (uncredited)
Ye-Min ... Bai-Bao (uncredited)
Zed Zakari ... Chief Prison Guard Reporting Riot (uncredited)
Stanley Zevic ... Russian Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Robson 
 
Writing credits
Isobel Lennart (screenplay)

Alan Burgess (novel "The Small Woman")

Produced by
Buddy Adler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Malcolm Arnold 
 
Cinematography by
Freddie Young (director of photography) (as F.A. Young)
 
Film Editing by
Ernest Walter 
 
Casting by
Nora Roberts 
 
Art Direction by
John Box 
Geoffrey Drake 
 
Costume Design by
Margaret Furse 
 
Makeup Department
John O'Gorman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Cecil F. Ford .... production manager
James E. Newcom .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Middlemas .... assistant director
Peter Yates .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Grimes. Colin .... set dresser (uncredited)
John Graysmark .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Mickey Lennon .... dressing props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
J.B. Smith .... sound mixer
Gerry Turner .... sound mixer
Michael Hickey .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Walker .... camera operator (as Bob Walker)
Dennis Fraser .... grip (uncredited)
Ronnie Fox Rogers .... clapper loader (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Joe Powell .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Malcolm Arnold .... conductor
 
Other crew
Jung-En Liu .... technical advisor
Angela Martelli .... continuity
 
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Runtime:
158 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:U | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #19037) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Robert Donat's last film.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The cook speaks Cantonese, a dialect from the Southern part of China. The other Chinese actors in the movie speak Mandarin.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Gladys Aylward: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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Savage Harvest 2: October Blood (2006) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Onward Christian SoldiersSee more »

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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A moving, inspirational film, 20 January 2005
Author: rcs8 from State College PA

I show this film in my classes on leadership. Though some may find it "corny" or condescending, it is a fine and "human" portrayal of how stubbornness, faith, and a sense of justice can lead one toward great acts of courage. It's also simply an extremely interesting story. I understand that the real Gladys Aylward, on whose life the film is based, was embarrassed by the fictional "love story" portion of the film. I'm not sure why I read so many negative reactions to the film. The depictions of how Aylward inspires those around her are timeless. The three main actors, Ingrid Bergman, Robert Donat, and Kurt Jurgens, put in excellent and nuanced performances. Ms. Bergman is at her most beautiful in this film, conveying so much meaning simply with a glance. My Chinese students tend to like the film very much. Perhaps the finest scene occurs when Jen Ai (Aylward's Chinese name in the film) goes to the village to persuade the mothers to unbind their daughters' feet. So many of my students didn't even know about this cruel practice.

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