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The World of Suzie Wong (1960)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  1961 (Austria)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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' who meet in the bar downstairs. Since he never picks up any of ladies, they all want to know more about him. Eventually he does hire one to model for him, but soon falls in love. But, since he's on a limited budget, he can't afford her exclusively, and doesn't want to 'share' her. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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In the opening scenes as the Kowloon Ferry heads toward Hong Kong, navy ship St. Clair County (LST-1096)can be seen anchored in the harbor. 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 »

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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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Referenced in Car 54, Where Are You?: Toody's Paradise (1962) See more »

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The World of Suzie Wong
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
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The Original "Pretty Woman"
27 April 2003 | by (Ile-de-France / Paris Region, France) – See all my reviews

Long before "Pretty Woman", "Maid in Manhattan" and "In the Mood For Love" were dreamed up, we have this beautiful film from the fifties which is the meatiest of them all.

True the film is a bit long, but this does not detract from the general impression it gives to the spectator.

The dialogues are sublime, the technicolor is wonderful and both protagonists are very beaufiful actors. I saw this on TV and would dearly love to have it on DVD ( chance would be a fine thing !!! ) to have a better sound quality for the dialogues.

For pure unadulterated romance and passion, this film is hard to beat. One gets the impression that it was rather ahead of its time when it came out.

Lastly, those frightening landslide sequences close to the end are really impressive, and the "baby's funeral" also leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.

A truly magnificent film, seemingly little known today, and which would gain from being made better known to the general public .......


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