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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 ...
Dinner Guest
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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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The most tender and touching love story of our time! See more »

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Drama | Romance

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1961 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Die Welt der Suzie Wong  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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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Soundtracks

The World of Suzie Wong
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
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Fantastic images of Hong Kong!
10 September 2004 | by (Sugar Land, Texas) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this movie years ago on TV one night and absolutely being mesmerized by the lovely Nancy Kwan..When I noticed it was available on DVD I rented it one evening and was again totally captivated by Nancy..Back in the sixties, Nancy Kwan was the biggest Asian star around! She made her debut in this lavishly filmed production and what a debut! She exudes an incredible amount of sex appeal yet there is an innocence about her that is very charming in this film! I've read that this film was criticized for negative portrayals of asians....but if you just look within the context of the story, I think it's a powerful love story..which is what it was meant to be! The locales are fantastic..William Holden is wonderful and the supporting cast is full of colorful characters!


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