A businessman moves to Hong Kong to pursue a career as an artist and falls in love with a prostitute he hires as a model.

Director:

Richard Quine

Writers:

Paul Osborn (adaptation), Richard Mason (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Yvonne Shima ... Minnie Ho
Andy Ho Andy Ho ... Ah Tong
Lier Hwang Lier Hwang ... Wednesday Lu
Bernard Cribbins ... Otis
Edwina Carroll ... Mrs. Marlowe
Dervis Ward Dervis Ward ... British Sailor
Marian Spencer Marian Spencer ... Dinner Guest
Lionel Blair ... Dancing Sailor
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Storyline

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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You are the first man I ever loved... and the world has only just begun... See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Jack Clayton was asked to direct this film. See more »

Goofs

Lobert Romax's hotel suite (Borehamwood studio) faces the building across the street, but when he walks a few steps up to the outside patio (Hong Kong location) - he is thirty feet above it. 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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Lover
Written by Richard Rodgers
[Played when Lomax knocks sailor down steps.]
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Fantastic images of Hong Kong!
10 September 2004 | by ust2006See 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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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

1961 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

The World of Suzie Wong See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$7,300,000
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World Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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