Inn of the Sixth Happiness

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Alan Burgess' novel The Small Woman was the source for the British/American co-production Inn of the Sixth Happiness. Set in the China of the 1930s, the film stars Ingrid Bergman as real-life missionary Gladys Aylward. Against the advice of practically everyone, Gladys heads into the war-ravaged interior to spread the Christian gospel. She finds a powerful ally in the form of an elderly Mandarin (Robert Donat) who, despite his early efforts to rid himself of the troublesome Gladys, eventually converts to Christianity. Gladys' burgeoning romance with Chinese army officer Lin Nan (Curt Jurgens) is interrupted when she is obliged to guide a group of Chinese children to safety over some of the most treacherous of Northern China's mountain regions. Inn of the Sixth Happiness retains its entertainment value some four decades after its production, even allowing for the preponderance of Occidental actors in Oriental roles. The film also served to breathe new life into the old children's nonsense song "This Old Man" (aka "Knick, Knack, Paddywhack"). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Product Details

Release Date
8/5/03 
Studio
20th Century Fox
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1  - Cinemascope
MPAA Rating
NR -- Not rated
Length
2 hours, 38 minutes
Sound
  • PCM Stereo
  • PCM Mono
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
Subtitles
  • English
  • Spanish
Video Features
  • ccAudio commentary by Nick Redman (documentary filmmaker), Aubrey Solomon (co-author of "The Films of 20th Century Fox") and Donald Spoto (biographer of Ingrid Bergman)
  • Movietone newsreels (film premieres)
  • Restoration comparison
  • Anamorphic widescreen (aspect ratio 2.35:1)
  • Audio: English stereo, English mono, French mono, Spanish mono
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
Number of Discs
1

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