Cover image for Love is a many-splendored thing
Title:
Love is a many-splendored thing
Author:
King, Henry, 1886-1982.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A widowed Eurasian doctor and an American war correspondent stationed in Hong Kong begin an intensely passionate affair, but when the journalist is transferred to Korea where war has broken out, tragedy strikes.
General Note:
Widescreen ed.

Widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.55:1).

Based on the novel: A many-splendored thing / by Han Suyin.

Originally released in 1955 as motion picture. Renewed c1983.

Special features include: Audio commentary by Michael Lonzo, Sylvia Stoddard and John Burlingame; "William Holden: an Untamed Spirit"; movietone newsreel; photoplay awards highlight clip and theatrical trailer.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Geographic Term:
UPC:
024543060970
Format :
DVD

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Based on the autobiographical novel by Han Suyin, Love is a Many Splendored Thing was evocatively location-filmed in Hong Kong. Jennifer Jones plays Ms. Suyin, a Eurasian doctor and the widow of a Chinese general. She falls in love with American news correspondent Mark Elliot (William Holden), who unfortunately cannot obtain a divorce from his present wife. This, together with the disapproval of Dr. Suyin's tradition-bound relatives and Hong Kong's strict racial laws, forces the couple to carry on their romance in a clandestine fashion. The romance ends in tragedy, but with renewed hope for a happier future. The one lasting legacy of Love is a Many Splendored Thing is its Oscar-winning title song, written by Paul Fain and Sammy Webster; Oscars also went to Alfred Newman's musical score and Charles LeMaire's costume design. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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