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The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

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Original title
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
Running time
158 min.
United States United States
Isobel Lennart (Novel: Alan Burguess)
Malcom Arnold
Freddie Young
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Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Adventure. Drama | Biography. 1930s. China-Japan War (II)
Synopsis / Plot
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 in 1938 the country is invaded by Japan forces and the Chinese children need her to save their lives.
1958: Nominated for Oscar: Best Director
1958: Golden Globes: Best Film Promoting International Understanding. 3 Nom.
1958: BAFTA Awards: 3 Nominations incl. Best Foreign Actor (Jürgens) and Actress (Bergman)
1958: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1958: National Board of Review: Best Actress (Bergman) and Special Citation
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