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The Inn of the Sixth Happiness Overview:

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Mark Robson and produced by Buddy Adler.

Academy Awards 1958 --- Ceremony Number 31 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best DirectorMark RobsonNominated
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The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

By Beatrice on Sep 19, 2016 From Flickers in Time

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness Directed by Mark Robson Written by Isobel Linnart from a novel by Alan Burgess 1958/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental This is an overlong but solid drama about faith and endurance, featuring the always radiant Ingrid Bergman. Th... Read full article


The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

By Amanda Garrett on Aug 27, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm reviewing The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958) starring Ingrid Bergman as missionary Gladys Aylward. This article is part of The Second Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon hosted by The Wonderful World of Cinema. One of Ingrid Bergman's most radiant performances is in the drama, The... Read full article


The Inn of the Sixth Happiness: Joy, Sadness and Love

By Virginie Pronovost on Oct 24, 2015 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Some movies are so good, so good that it should be illegal. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, directed by Mark Robson in 1958, is one of them. It would be impossible for me to describe how much I love this film, from the beginning to the end. There isn’t a moment in this 2h30’s film that I... Read full article


The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

on Feb 20, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

The 1950s saw an uptick in movies located in China; I’m unsure as to the historical context behind this trend, so feel free to elucidate in the comments.? With truncated historical background and outdated, borderline racist stereotypes, I always get nervous before popping in a classic film dea... Read full article


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Quotes from

[first lines]
Gladys Aylward: My name is Gladys Aylward. I've written to the head of the missionary society. His reply stated that he'd see me if I ever came to London. If he's busy, I can wait.


[Robert Donat's final line in his final film]
The Mandarin: We shall not see each other again, I think. Farewell, Jen-Ai.


Gladys Aylward: You're confusing me.
The Mandarin: Many people are confused these days.


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Facts about

Robert Donat's last film.
The Chinese gave Gladys the name Ai-weh-deh, Chinese for Virtuous One, not Jan-Ai as used in the movie.
The song "The Children's Marching Song", more commonly known as "This Old Man", was better-known in England than the U.S. at the time this film was made. When the film became a hit in America, so did the song, helped in no small measure by Mitch Miller's popular recording.
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