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The World of Suzie Wong (1960)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 1961 (Austria)
Robert Lomax, tired of working in an office, wants to be an artist. So he moves to Hong Kong to try his hand at painting. Finding a cheap hotel, he checks in, only to find it's used by ... See full summary »

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Gwennie Lee (as Jacqui Chan)
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Minnie Ho
Andy Ho ...
Ah Tong
Lier Hwang ...
Wednesday Lu
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Otis
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Mrs. Marlowe
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Dancing Sailor
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Robert Lomax, tired of working in an office, wants to be an artist. So he moves to Hong Kong to try his hand at painting. Finding a cheap hotel, he checks in, only to find it's used by prostitutes and their "dates" they meet in the bar downstairs. Since he never picks up any of the ladies, they all want to know more about him. Eventually, he does hire one to model for him... and soon falls in love. However, since he's on a limited budget, he can't afford her exclusively, but doesn't want to "share" her with anyone else. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Drama | Romance

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

As an former student of the Royal Ballet School in London, a 20-year-old Nancy Kwan was discovered by producer Ray Stark after the coveted role of Suzie Wong was up for grabs when French-Vietnamese actress France Nuyen suffered a bout of chronic laryngitis. See more »

Goofs

When Robert Lomax (Holden) begins to strip the European clothes off Suzy Wong (Kwan), her hair is piled smartly up under her cap and can be seen to remain that way. However, when Lomax goes to pull the cap off her head, Suzy's long tresses are fully down and covering her back. See more »

Quotes

Robert Lomax: If I were a prizefighter, and I kept getting my brains knocked out, I'd be foolish if I didn't quit.
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Lover
Written by Richard Rodgers
[Played when Lomax knocks sailor down steps.]
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A beautifully made film that was ahead of its time
19 January 1999 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

What an excellent movie. Not only is the script well done, and the acting superb, but the scenery is gorgeous even while showing the wretched underbelly of Hong Kong in the '60s. There had been a bunch of movies set in Hong Kong, when The World of Suzie Wong came out. But I think what set this movie apart was that instead of just showing that glitz & glamor, it showed the slums that the Chinese lived in. the struggles of the underclass. Their beliefs & dreams. Although the romance was average, and obvious where it was going, Richard Quine does an excellent job focusing on the other aspects of the movie.

& Nancy Qwan is just stunning. She lights up every scene that she is in. She also plays her character very well. I highly recommend this movie


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