The World of Suzie Wong (1960) - Rotten Tomatoes

The World of Suzie Wong (1960)

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An American painter Robert Lomax (William Holden) travels to Hong Kong to learn more about himself and his art. He falls for Suzie (Nancy Kwan), the leader of a group of happy hookers.

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Cast

William Holden
as Robert Lomax
Nancy Kwan
as Suzie Wong
Michael Wilding
as Ben Marlowe
Sylvia Syms
as Kay O'Neill
Laurence Naismith
as Mr. O'Neill
Jacqui Chan
as Gwenny Lee
Andy Ho
as Ah Tong
Yvonne Shima
as Minnie Ho
Lier Hwang
as Wednesday Lu
Robbie Lee
as Barman
Lionel Blair
as Dancing Sailor
Robert Lee
as Barman
Ronald Eng
as Waiter
Calvin Hsai
as Suzie's Baby
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Critic Reviews for The World of Suzie Wong

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

On the decidedly negative side are three passages in which realism is virtually abandoned for theatrical effect.

May 27, 2008 | Full Review…
Variety
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Denied the chance of being honest about its subject, it soon degenerates into euphemistic soap opera, with vague gestures towards bohemianism and lukewarm titillation.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
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[A] wildly romantic, vividly imagined color film.

May 21, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

The World of Suzie Wong is rife with problems.

April 17, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
TV Guide

Though stereotypical, this interracial romantic melodrama was one of William Holden's most popular films

May 13, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
EmanuelLevy.Com

The World of Suzie Wong, despite its familiar story and seductive packaging, never quite escapes the glaring contradiction between its professed egalitarianism and the obvious inequalities it so blithely reproduces.

November 11, 2004 | Full Review…
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