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Set in —50 in Hong Kongit tells the story of a married, but separated, American reporter Mark Elliot played by William Holdenwho falls in love with a Eurasian doctor originally from ChinaHan Suyin played by Jennifer Jonesonly to encounter prejudice from her family and from Hong Kong society.
The film was directed by Henry King. The film later inspired a television soap opera inthough without the hyphen in the show's title. Luritja Way - Midnight Oil - Capricornia they briefly find happiness together, she is ostracized by the greater Chinese community.
After losing her position at the hospital, Suyin and her adopted daughter go to live with a friend while Mark is on an assignment during the Korean War. They write to each other constantly. She receives word Mark was killed and she runs to visit their favorite hilltop meeting place. The screenplay struggled to get Motion Picture Production Code approval due to its themes of adultery and miscegenation. Parts of the film were shot on location in Hong Kong by second-unit director Otto Langwhich was unusual for its time.
Two weeks of location filming in Hong Kong Florian Zabach - Do It Yourself Wedding Album been completed before the final screenplay had been finished by screenwriter John Patrick. He then had to adapt the screenplay to include as many of the shots as possible. Despite the film's romantic subject and their chemistry on the screen, Holden and Jones could barely stand each other on set. Holden was turned off by Jones' obsessive involvement with her character and complaints about her makeup which she said made her "look old"about her costumes and about her dialogue.
Soon they were barely speaking to one another. According to Holden's biography, Jones was also generally rude and abrasive to everyone involved in the production. Holden claimed she chewed garlic before her love scenes, which she may have done to discourage him.
Variety characterized it as "beautiful, absorbing. In Ireland and Quebec Canadathe censors did not like the Florian Zabach - Do It Yourself Wedding Album of divorce and cut the film to make it appear that Holden was single. It was extensively developed and woven into the film's orchestral score by Alfred Newman and his choral director Ken Darby.
To make it eligible for the Best Original Song category of the Academy Awards lyrics were subsequently added. The original lyrics were rejected by the studio so new ones were written. Love is nature's way of Love Is A Many Splendored Thing - June Valli Dont Let Me Be Lonely Tonight - James Taylor - The Essential James Taylor reason to be living, The golden crown that makes a man a Youre Tender And Youre Tired - Manic Street Preachers - This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours. In the film, charged romantic moments occur on a high grassy, windswept hill in Hong Kong.
In the bittersweet final scene on the hilltop, the song heard on the sound track recalls the earlier encounters:. Once on a high and windy hill, In the morning mist, Two lovers kissed, And the world stood still. The theme song won the Academy Award for Best Songand the recording by The Four Aces went to 1 on the charts for three weeks inLove Is A Many Splendored Thing - June Valli before rock and roll became a dominant force on the charts.
Newman's orchestral score, which made heavy use of Fain's tune, also received an Oscar. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, Page William Holden: A Biography.
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