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The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

158 min - War, Drama - 11 December 1958
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All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to send herself to a poor, remote village. There she eventually lives a full and happy life: running the inn, acting as "foot inspector", advising the local Mandarin and even winning the heart of mixed race Captain Lin Nan. But Gladys discovers her real destiny when the country is invaded by Japan and the Chinese children need her to save their lives. Based on a true story.

Director:  Mark Robson
Stars:  Ingrid Bergman, Curd Jürgens, Burt Kwouk, Robert Donat, Tsai Chin, Richard Wattis, Athene Seyler, Ronald Squire, Michael David, Peter Chong, Joan Young, Noel Hood, Moultrie Kelsall, Edith Sharpe

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All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to send herself to a poor, remote village. There she eventually lives a full and happy life: running the inn, acting as "foot inspector", advising the local Mandarin and even winning the heart of mixed race Captain Lin Nan. But Gladys discovers her real destiny when the country is invaded by Japan and the Chinese children need her to save their lives. Based on a true story.



Genres: War, Drama

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English, Italian, 普通话
Release Date:  11 December 1958

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  20th Century Fox

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 38 min

Academy Award Nomination

DIRECTING — Mark Robson


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