Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing Overview:

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Henry King and Otto Lang and produced by Buddy Adler.

Academy Awards 1955 --- Ceremony Number 28 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActressJennifer JonesNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Lyle Wheeler, George W. Davis; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, Jack StubbsNominated
Best CinematographyLeon ShamroyNominated
Best Costume DesignCharles LeMaireWon
Best Music - ScoringAlfred NewmanWon
Best Music - SongMusic by Sammy Fain; Lyrics by Paul Francis WebsterWon
Best PictureBuddy Adler, ProducerNominated

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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

By Kristen on Mar 23, 2012 From Journeys in Classic Film

Any movie starring William Holden is worth viewing immediately (if you haven’t read my reprint of my Lusty Men in Classic Film article, it details why). ?The bonus incentive for me watching Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing is that movie poster (I’m a girl with man’s brain I think) w... Read full article

Love is a Many-Splendored Thing

By Alyson on Sep 27, 2010 From The Best Picture Project

Here?s another love story where William Holden can?t keep his shirt on. ?Set in Hong Kong towards the end of the Chinese Civil War, Suyin (Jennifer Jones) is a Eurasian doctor and a widow. ?At a party she meets Mark (Holden), a foreign correspondent from America reporting on the War. ?Despite the fa... Read full article

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Quotes from

Dr. Han Suyin: I will make no mistakes in the name of loneliness. I have my work and an uncomplicated life. I don't want to feel anything again... ever.

Third Uncle: We shall now have tea and speak of absurdities.

Mark Elliott: Are we going swimming?
Dr. Han Suyin: Mark, going out with you once was harmless enough. I don't want my seeing you to be awkward. Hong Kong has a peculiar code and malice is a pleasant pastime for women with nothing to do.

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Facts about

Jennifer Jones reportedly chewed garlic cloves before her love scenes with William Holden to deter her notoriously womanizing co-star.
For his beach scene with Jennifer Jones, William Holden shaved the hair from his chest in order to get that "clean-cut" look supposedly favored by female moviegoers.
The aircraft that returns Mark to Hong Kong is Pan American World Airways N6535C, named "Clipper Mercury". It was a Douglas DC-6B, which entered service 1952 and left service 1961.
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