Inn Of The Sixth Happiness details
|Starring:||Ingrid Bergman, Curt Jurgens, Robert Donat|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Inn Of The Sixth Happiness
|Run time:||2 hours 38 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 Jun 2003|
|Dubbed:||French, German, Italian, Spanish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, German|
Most helpful review
Not a 'missionary film'!By Gray2 (221 reviews) from London, England , 14 Oct 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]I guess on paper - 'a movie about a missionary, filmed in 1958' - this wouldn't look too promising. You'd expect something filmed in black and white, with a strong evangelistic message. But such fears would be totally unfounded. Yes it's about a 'missionary' to China - Gladys Aylward - and her struggle, initially in London, to be allowed to do what she felt called to do despite the powers-that-be saying she wasn't 'qualified'. But there are spectacular colour shots of the Chinese countryside; it's a great introduction to historic 'issues' in China, from the foot-binding of girls to local diseases to prison riots to the war with Japan; it's a suspenseful, 'Pied-Piper' style story as Gladys attempts to lead a horde of orphaned children to safety; there's a great deal of adventure and there's even - perhaps surprisingly - a romantic sub-plot; and, of course, she proves all her critics wrong. But I've told you too much already. Watch it! It's a must-see movie. And you won't get bored: it ends suddenly (though satisfactorily), with the viewer wanting more.
A first class filmBy Burnhamite (407 reviews) from BURNHAM , 03 Apr 2013A really magnificent movie of a great true story which must be included in the annals of movie history. DON'T MISS IT IF ONLY FOR THE FINAL APPEARENCE OF ROBERT DONAT
A classic movieBy sailbatten (64 reviews) from London , 11 Feb 2012It is a very moving film. I enjoyed this film as well as the book 'The Small Woman' many years ago. It was well worth watching for a second time. Excellent
A film not to be missedBy a customer , 16 Jun 2011A splendid historical film with adventure, politics and even a little unlikely romance is included.
Ingrid Bergman, a controversial choice to play the driven missionary, Gladys Aylward, is magnificent.
The film has stood the test of time very well.
Good - Bit LongBy a customer from Sheffield , 19 Nov 2010Steady film, not quite as emotional or enjoyable as I'd heard.
Some good bits, and an interesting true story, but a bit long and somehow the dramatic end to the tale seems a bit cut short.
The Inn of the Sixth HappinessBy Frogess (3 reviews) from Kettering , 22 Dec 2009I enjoyed this film and the book 'The Small Woman' years ago. It was well worth watching for a second time. It was very moving and I shall never hear Knick Knack Paddy Whack without envisaging the children. Excellent *****