The World of Suzie Wong

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William Holden stars as an American artist who becomes involved with the sordid underworld of prostitution in Hong Kong in The World of Suzie Wong, based on Paul Osborn's Broadway adaptation of the novel by Richard Mason. Holden is American architect Robert Lomax, who travels to Hong Kong to paint. He meets Suzie Wong Nancy Kwan, an attractive woman who passes herself off as a high-society heiress. It is with great surprise that Robert spots her in a Hong Kong dive entertaining a bunch of sailors. It turns out ...
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Overview

William Holden stars as an American artist who becomes involved with the sordid underworld of prostitution in Hong Kong in The World of Suzie Wong, based on Paul Osborn's Broadway adaptation of the novel by Richard Mason. Holden is American architect Robert Lomax, who travels to Hong Kong to paint. He meets Suzie Wong Nancy Kwan, an attractive woman who passes herself off as a high-society heiress. It is with great surprise that Robert spots her in a Hong Kong dive entertaining a bunch of sailors. It turns out that Suzie is a prostitute and Robert has observed her plying her trade. Suzie proposes that Robert put her up as a kept woman, but Robert will hear nothing of it, preferring to use her as a model for his paintings instead. Suzie then becomes involved with playboy Ben Marlowe Michael Wilding, while Robert meets Kay O'Neill Sylvia Syms, a British banker's daughter, who helps Robert to sell his paintings. But Ben breaks off his relationship with Suzie and Kay, uncomfortable with Suzie the prostitute posing for Ben, leaves him. Abandoned by their lovers and thrown together, the two become involved, with tragic consequences.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/8/2013
  • UPC: 883316849217
  • Original Release: 1960
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:06:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 6,359

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Holden Robert Lomax
Nancy Kwan Suzie Wong
Sylvia Syms Kay O'Neil
Michael Wilding Ben
Jacqui Chan Gwenny Lee
Laurence Naismith Mr. O'Neill
Lionel Blair Dancer
Bernard Cribbens Otis
Ronald Eng Waiter
Andy Ho Ah Tong
Robbie Lee Barman
Yvonne Shima Minnie Ho
Edwina Carroll
Dervis Ward
Marian Spencer
Technical Credits
Richard Quine Director
Gus Agosti Asst. Director
Bert Bates Editor
John Box Art Director
Sammy Cahn Songwriter
Phyllis Dalton Costumes/Costume Designer
George Duning Score Composer
John Patrick Screenwriter
Hugh Perceval Associate Producer
Ray Stark Producer
Geoffrey Unsworth Cinematographer
Jimmy Van Heusen Songwriter
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    good enought to pass the time

    I was surprise of how entertaining this film was, and how much I liked it. This film is like a Chinese version of Pretty Woman, where two social classes crash when a lady of the night and a wealthy man fall in love. This love story has a bit of a twist but it also has some really cute scenes that will have you ahhing. Still, it has some dark moment and a serious theme. Apart from those thought I wonder about the culture suggestion that this movie portraits. Still, in the end it was good movie to pass the time.

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