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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama, Romance, War
Release Date:January 1, 2003
Running time:102 minutes
Cast:William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher, Isobel Elsom, Murray Matheson
Director:Henry King
Writer:John Patrick, Han Suyin

Description: Based on the autobiographical novel by Han Suyin, Love is a Many Splendored Thing was evocatively location-filmed in Hong Kong. Jennifer Jones plays Ms. Suyin, a Eurasian doctor and the widow of a Chinese general. She falls in love with American news correspondent Mark Elliot (William Holden), who unfortunately cannot obtain a divorce from his present wife. This, together with the disapproval of Dr. Suyin's tradition-bound relatives and Hong Kong's strict racial laws, forces the couple to carry on their romance in a clandestine fashion. The romance ends in tragedy, but with renewed hope for a happier future. The one lasting legacy of Love is a Many Splendored Thing is its Oscar-winning title song, written by Paul Fain and Sammy Webster; Oscars also went to Alfred Newman's musical score and Charles LeMaire's costume design.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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