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The World of Suzie Wong -- 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.

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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:
Lives up to the hype! 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:
Crew or equipment visible: When Lomax brings Kay O'Neill to his room and opens the door, there is a reflection of a Chinese woman very visible in the mirror. When they get inside, she is nowhere to be found. It looked as if they originally planned for Lomax to find all of the girls still in his room.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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Year My Voice Broke (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
LoverSee more »

FAQ

FRANCE NUYEN----WAS SHE SUPPOSE TO PLAY "SUZIE WONG"?
Box Office---Was "Suzie Wong" a HIt?
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24 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Lives up to the hype!, 11 July 2002
Author: Katie from Hong Kong

AT LONG LAST I saw The World of Suzie Wong at my school library today. You just have to see it to believe it. It is a shame that it takes an outsider (Hollywood) to capture the exotic beauty of the old-time Hong Kong. (With Love Is a Many-splendored Thing as the forerunner) I have never seen Hong Kong photographed in a flattering yet realistic light. Nancy Kwan ignites the screen with such charm and grace which Asian actresses seriously lack today. All through the film I smile whenever I see her. I love her chemistry with William Holden..yet another favorite of mine...Hong Kong is blessed to be immortalized by this exquisite romance.

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