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Format: DVD
Sku: 40218436
UPC: 024543060970
UPC 14: 00024543060970
Rating: NR
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Winner 3 Academy Awards 1955
A eurasian doctor falls in love with a married U.S. War correspondent in hong kong.

"Irresistible romantic appeal...a pictorial poem.  Hollywood Reporter
"...[a] literate, intelligent... completely perrsuasive love story...  Newsweek
"...beautiful... absorbing...  Variety
"Rarely has the screen given us a sensitive love story told with such delicate grace.  Los Angeles Herald Examiner

Editor's Note
Jennifer Jones stars in this true story about a widowed Eurasian doctor who falls in love with charming American war reporter Mark Elliot (William Holden) in Hong Kong during the troubled time of the Korean War. Their relationship is plagued by the bigotry of those around them and stunted because Elliot is already married. Nevertheless, their love is true. Under the experienced hand of director Henry King, a real chemistry between Jones and Holden lights up the screen and provides the pulse for this multihandkerchief weeper. At the same time, the quality of the script and the original story prevent the film from becoming overly sentimental. Add the exotic setting of Hong Kong, a fine score, and the Oscar-winning title song and the result is a light and entertaining tragic romance.


Video Features DVD

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/2/2004
Video Play Time Running Time: 102 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1955
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2006097
Video UPC UPC: 00024543060970
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 2.55:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Jennifer Jones
Video Cast Info Torin Thatcher
Video Cast Info William Holden
Video Cast Info Han Suyin - Based on Novel By
Video Cast Info Henry King - Director
Video Cast Info Buddy Adler - Producer
Video Cast Info John Patrick - Screenplay
Plot Summary
A female Eurasian doctor falls in love with an American war correspondent. Academy Award Nominations: 8, including Best Picture, Best Actress--Jennifer Jones. Academy Awards: 3, including Best Song ("Love is a Many-Splendored Thing").


Oscar (1956)
Video Award Name Charles Le Maire, Winner, Best Costume Design, Color
Video Award Name Alfred Newmann, Winner, Best Music, Scoring Of A Dramatic Or Comedy Picture
Video Award Name Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster, Winner, Best Music, Song
   Video Award Name Jennifer Jones, Nominee, Best Actress
   Video Award Name George W. Davis, et al., Nominee, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color
   Video Award Name Leon Shamroy, Nominee, Best Cinematography, Color
   Video Award Name Buddy Adler, Nominee, Best Picture
   Video Award Name Carl Faulkner, Nominee, Best Sound, Recording

Professional Reviews

Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide 9 of 10
Well-mounted soaper set in Hong Kong at time of Korean War. Eurasian doctor Jones falls in love with war correspondent Holden. Effective telling of true story, beautifully executed, with Oscar-winning costumes (Charles LeMaire), scoring (Alfred Newman) and title song (Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster). - Leonard Maltin

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Holden,William
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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