The World of Suzie Wong (1960) - Drama, Romance

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A businessman moves to Hong Kong to pursue a career as an artist and falls in love with a prostitute he hires as a model.

IMDB: 7.1
Director: Richard Quine
Stars: William Holden, Nancy Kwan
Length: 126 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 2 out of 38 found boring (5.26%)

One-line Reviews (14)

This movie has become unbearable nowadays,at least IMHO and only Hadjidakis' song remains.

This quirky little comedy hits all the right spots, with Nancy Kwan absolutely stunning as the Won-Tsai Girl, Suzie.

A stunning performance by a classic beauty with great support from Holden .

Even 50 years later, it is still a romantic and entertaining view.

The love story is somewhat contrived and the Suzie character not entirely believable.

The funeral ritual scene is really stunning ,and keeps the script from turning into a tear-jerker.

Later, Robert, who wants to get immersed in his surroundings gets lodging in a hotel in the Wan Chai district, a poor part of town where "Chinese" live.

Ridiculous, Offensive, yet Entertaining .

Then what follows is the riveting story as their love blossoms and the things they have to deal with ie: Her being a single young mother and encountering other (white) people's racisim.

I find it engaging, surprisingly witty, and William Holden and Nancy Kwan have charisma to spare.

This ending is unexpected ,at least in its form.

With two wonderful performances and an engaging love story, what else do you need?

I generally liked the movie -- quite a few interesting scenes scattered amongst the tedious parts.

& Nancy Qwan is just stunning.