Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1955)
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as Han Suyin
as Mark Elliott
as Adeline Palmer-Jones
as Mr. Palmer-Jones
as Dr. Tam
as Ann Richards
as Robert Hung
as Nora Hung
as 3rd Uncle
as Dr. Sen
as 5th Brother
as Father Low
as Mei Loo
as Rosie Wu
as British Sailor
as Wine Steward
as Gen. Song
as Hotel Manager
as Dining Room Captain
as Fortune Teller
as 2nd Brother
as 3rd Brother
as Elder Brother
as Old Loo
as English Secretary
Critic Reviews for Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
It's an unusual picture shot against authentic Hong Kong backgrounds and offbeat in its treatment, yet as simple and moving a love story as has come along in many a moon.
With an impotent screen play, it is no wonder that Mr. Holden and Miss Jones find themselves going around in narrowing circles, talking endlessly and holding hands.
East meets West for some lush tripe based on a novel by Han Suyin, who had company in disliking it.
Holden and Jones are so good together that it's easy to forget they did not get along behind the scenes. ... Still, they punch across the sweeping passion of this visually dynamic CinemaScope production.
Audience Reviews for Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
You may take offense to Jennifer Jones trying to pass off as an Asian lady but this is the type of romantic tale that you don't mind spending an afternoon with. You have to be in the right mood of course. William Holden remains the actor that doesn't get the full credit that he deserves.
When I saw this come up on TV, I decided to watch it because of the song. The movie is worth watching to see the '50s Hong Kong views and to see one view of how racism is treated in that era. But the plot of the movie is pretty simplistic - man meets woman - who fall in love despite different risks and backgrounds. It was nominated for Academy awards in 1956 - won for the music.
Love really is a many splendored thing, but you wouldn't know it by seeing this movie. Jones plays a woman doctor who's part Chinese and falls in love with an American guy, but she keep stressing over the fact that she's part Chinese as if that should keep them apart somehow, I mean no one can tell she's part Chinese so who cares? This movie got on my nerves.
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