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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)

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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 With truncated historical background and outdated, borderline racist stereotypes, I always get nervous before popping in a classic film dea...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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[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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The real Gladys Aylward (1902 - 1970), born in London, was a former domestic turned missionary in China, best known for her work with children. She became a Chinese citizen in 1936. Four years later, despite being in ill health herself, she shepherded over 100 children over the mountains to safety at the height of the Sino-Japanese war. In 1958, the year this film was released, she founded a children's home in Taiwan, which she continued to run until her death. Known in China as "Ai-weh-deh", or "Virtous One", she continues to be regarded as a national heroine.
A gold-painted statue of Buddha, which was part of a set for this film, is now in the Italianate village of Portmeirion, North Wales.
Average Shot Length (ASL) = 6.8 seconds
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