It was a time when broad appeal movies like `The World of Suzie Wong' flourished on TV-start with a basic romance, add exotic settings and just a hint of comedy.William Holden was never more a leading man than in this film. Tsai Chin actress and lead in West End play The World of Suzie Wong recently arrived back from holiday in Spain pictured in London 25th August 1961. Although set in Wanchai, the film featured locations from around Hong Kong, sometimes misrepresenting their geographical proximity for cinematic effect. He's a struggling American artist who's down on his luck. Nuyen was involved romantically with Marlon Brando at the time, and his rumoured affair with Barbara Luna was causing her distress. Photo: Alamy … The World of Suzie Wong is a 1960 British-American romantic drama film directed by Richard Quine and starring William Holden and Nancy Kwan. Eventually he does hire one to model for him, but soon falls in love. . They worked at a dance hall, and most of their clients were respectable businessmen - so they could afford to not sleep with that many. The film's title song was written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen. No need to waste time endlessly browsing—here's the entire lineup of new movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix this month. Eventually, he does hire one to model for him... and soon falls in love. The World of Suzie Wong is a 1958-premiered stage play, adapted from the eponymous 1957 novel by Richard Mason, "The World of Suzie Wong". Directed by Richard Quine. Can't play on this device. [7], On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 38% based on reviews from 8 critics, with an average rating of 5.75 out of 10. HoloLens PC Mobile device Xbox 360 Trailer. Here's a big surprise - for decades I've avoided The World of Susie Wong, under the mistaken illusion that it was a typical-for-1960 interracial romance soap opera.I expected to see a parade of racist and sexist situations. Locations seen in the film include Tsim Sha Tsui, Central/Sheung Wan (especially around Ladder Street), Yau Ma Tei, Sai Ying Pun, Aberdeen and Telegraph Bay. Brian W Martz . Format: DVD. The World Of Suzie Wong - (Part 1 of 3) - video dailymotion France Nuyen, who had played the role of Suzie Wong in the Broadway production opposite William Shatner[4] and was familiar to film audiences from her appearance in South Pacific, originally signed to reprise the role on screen. The World of Suzie Wong (1960) Plot. Ming Cho Lee Dies: Broadway’s Tony-Winning Scenic Designer, Mentor To Generations Was 90, Edward S. Feldman Dies: Oscar-Nominated ‘Witness’ Producer Was 91, Edward S Feldman, Producer of ‘Witness’ and ‘The Truman Show,’ Dies at 91, Best Travel Movies by Andy Lee Graham 4.8 out of 5 stars 492 ratings. 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. Finding a cheap hotel, he checks in, only to find it's used by prostitutes and their "dates" they meet in the bar downstairs. He added, "Mr. Patrick's screenplay contrives such a winning yum-yum girl that, even if she is invented, she's a charming little thing to have around . Available on. Everyone involved in the completed Hong Kong scenes was required to return to reshoot them with Kwan, and all the unpublished publicity with Nuyen, including an article and photo layout for Esquire, had to be redone.[5]. Reviewed by Glenn Erickson. The World of Suzie Wong (1960) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. She eventually introduces herself as Mei Ling (Nancy Kwan) and says that her father is very wealthy. The many social and other rules new to her that she encounters there, as well as attention from student body of a local school cause much hilarity. Robert eventually goes into the bar adjoining the hotel, where he sees Mei Ling again, this time dressed in a slinky red cheongsam and in the company of a sailor. The screenplay by John Patrick was adapted from the stage play by Paul Osborn, which was based on the novel of the same title by Richard Mason.