Love Is a Many Splendored Thing

Directed By: Henry King Starring: Jennifer Jones William Holden

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A eurasian doctor falls in love with a married U.S. War correspondent in hong kong.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40218436
UPC 024543060970
UPC 14 00024543060970
Format DVD
Release Date 3/2/2004
Rating NR
Essential Cinema
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
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.
Plot Summary
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").
Henry King
Jennifer Jones
William Holden
Cast & Crew
Jennifer Jones - Actor
Torin Thatcher - Actor
William Holden - Actor
Han Suyin - Based on Novel By
Henry King - Director
Buddy Adler - Producer
John Patrick - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1955
Catalog ID 2006097
UPC 00024543060970
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 102 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Oscar (1956) Charles Le Maire, Winner, Best Costume Design, Color,Alfred Newmann, Winner, Best Music, Scoring Of A Dramatic Or Comedy Picture,Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster, Winner, Best Music, Song,Jennifer Jones, Nominee, Best Actress,George W. Davis, et al., Nominee, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color,Leon Shamroy, Nominee, Best Cinematography, Color,Buddy Adler, Nominee, Best Picture,Carl Faulkner, Nominee, Best Sound, Recording
ReviewSource Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Review 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).
Reviewer Leonard Maltin
ReviewRating 9
Product Attributes
Actor Holden,William
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Hollywood Reporter Irresistible romantic appeal...a pictorial poem.
Newsweek ...[a] literate, intelligent... completely perrsuasive love story...
Variety ...beautiful... absorbing...
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Rarely has the screen given us a sensitive love story told with such delicate grace.

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