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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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Kay O'Neill
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Ben Marlowe
Jacqueline Chan ...
Gwennie Lee (as Jacqui Chan)
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O'Neill
Yvonne Shima ...
Minnie Ho
Andy Ho ...
Ah Tong
Lier Hwang ...
Wednesday Lu
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Otis
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Mrs. Marlowe
Dervis Ward ...
British Sailor
Marian Spencer ...
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Dancing Sailor
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Ronald Wilson ...
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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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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jean Negulesco was originally hired as director. He was fired during production and replaced by Richard Quine. 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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Connections

Referenced in Felicity (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Lover
Written by Richard Rodgers
[Played when Lomax knocks sailor down steps.]
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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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