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Director:
Writers:
Paul Osborn (adaptation)
Richard Mason (novel)
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Release Date:
1961 (Austria) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The most tender and touching love story of our time! See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The Original "Pretty Woman" See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Holden ... Robert Lomax

Nancy Kwan ... Suzie Wong

Sylvia Syms ... Kay O'Neill

Michael Wilding ... Ben Marlowe
Jacqueline Chan ... Gwennie Lee (as Jacqui Chan)
Laurence Naismith ... O'Neill
Yvonne Shima ... Minnie Ho
Andy Ho ... Ah Tong
Lier Hwang ... Wednesday Lu

Bernard Cribbins ... Otis

Edwina Carroll ... Mrs. Marlowe
Dervis Ward ... British Sailor
Marian Spencer ... Dinner Guest
Lionel Blair ... Dancing Sailor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ronald Wilson ... (uncedited)
Ronald Eng ... Waiter (uncredited)
Calvin Hsia ... Suzie's Baby (uncredited)
David Langton ... Police Inspector (uncredited)
Shan Lawrence ... Girl (uncredited)
Robert Lee ... Barman (uncredited)
Anthony Parker ... American Sailor (uncredited)
Toke Townley ... Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Quine 
 
Writing credits
Paul Osborn (adaptation)

Richard Mason (novel)

John Patrick (screenplay)

Produced by
Hugh Perceval .... producer
Ray Stark .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
George Duning 
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Unsworth (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bert Bates 
 
Art Direction by
John Box 
 
Costume Design by
Phyllis Dalton 
 
Makeup Department
Bill Griffiths .... hairdressing
Neville Smallwood .... makeup artist
George Partleton .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
R.L.M. Davidson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gus Agosti .... assistant director
Gus Angus .... third assistant director (uncredited)
David Bracknell .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Syd Cain .... assistant art director (as Sydney Cain)
Liz Moore .... paintings (as Elizabeth Moore)
Roy Rossotti .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Roy Baker .... sound editor
Gerry Turner .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cecil Cooney .... camera operator (as Ces Cooney)
Peter Hazel .... clapper (uncredited)
Dennis C. Lewiston .... camera focus (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Joe Powell .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betty Adamson .... wardrobe mistress (uncredited)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Valerie Leslie .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... conductor
Reg Owen .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Angela Allen .... continuity
Joshua Logan .... original stage director
David Merrick .... original stage producer
Pat Moon .... production secretary (uncredited)
Maggie Unsworth .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
126 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:A | USA:Approved (certificate #19621) | West Germany:16 (original rating)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jack Clayton was asked to direct this film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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.See more »
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FAQ

FRANCE NUYEN----WAS SHE SUPPOSE TO PLAY "SUZIE WONG"?
Box Office---Was "Suzie Wong" a HIt?
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20 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
The Original "Pretty Woman", 27 April 2003
Author: Nicholas Rhodes from Ile-de-France / Paris Region, France

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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