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98 Ratings

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

Directed by Henry King
United States, 1955
Romance, Biography, War


In Hong Kong in 1949, Mark Elliott is an American reporter covering the Chinese civil war. Undergoing a trial separation from his wife, he meets the beautiful Dr. Han Suyin, a widowed physician from mainland China. As the pair fall in love, they encounter disapproval from their acquaintances.

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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing Directed by Henry King

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1956 | 3 wins including: Best Costume Design, Color

1956 | 5 nominations including: Best Picture

Golden Globes (USA)

1956 | Winner: Best Film Promoting International Understanding

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1955 | 3rd place: Best Actress

Critics reviews

Where Many-Splendored Thing works is less in its leading performers (Jones is too mannered, Holden too cocksure) or its tenuous stab at politics (it only deals with the epidemic of Chinese refugees coming to Hong Kong in the person of one adorable tyke) than in the way it employs its CinemaScope frame to create emotional connections between character and environment.
September 24, 2013
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