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[[Performer~P32805~William Holden~williamholden]] stars as an American artist who becomes involved with the sordid underworld of prostitution in Hong Kong in The World of Suzie Wong, based on [[Performer~P163606~Paul Osborn~paulosborn]]'s Broadway adaptation of the novel by [[Performer~P46256~Richard Mason~richardmason]]. Holden is American architect Robert Lomax, who travels to Hong Kong to paint. He meets Suzie Wong ([[Performer~P39682~Nancy Kwan~nancykwan]]), an attractive woman who passes herself off as a high-society heiress. It is with great surprise that Robert spots her in a Hong Kong dive entertaining a bunch of sailors. It turns out that Suzie is a prostitute and Robert has observed her plying her trade. Suzie proposes that Robert put her up as a kept woman, but Robert will hear nothing of it, preferring to use her as a model for his paintings instead. Suzie then becomes involved with playboy Ben Marlowe ([[Performer~P76270~Michael Wilding~michaelwildingsr]]), while Robert meets Kay O'Neill ([[Performer~P65888~Sylvia Syms~sylviasyms]]), a British banker's daughter, who helps Robert to sell his paintings. But Ben breaks off his relationship with Suzie and Kay, uncomfortable with Suzie the prostitute posing for Ben, leaves him. Abandoned by their lovers and thrown together, the two become involved, with tragic consequences. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association George Duning Best Original Score 1960 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Nancy Kwan Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1960 Nominee

Cast

William Holden
as Robert Lomax
Nancy Kwan
as Suzie Wong
Sylvia Syms
as Kay O'Neil
Michael Wilding, Sr.
as Ben
Jacqui Chan
as Gwenny Lee
Laurence Naismith
as Mr. O'Neill
Marian Spencer
Robbie Lee
as Barman
Ronald Eng
as Waiter
Bernard Cribbins
as Otis
Andy Ho
as Ah Tong
Edwina Carroll
Dervis Ward
Lionel Blair
as Dancer
Yvonne Shima
as Minnie Ho

Crew

Richard Quine
Director
Raymond Stark
Producer
Paul Osborn
Play Author
Geoffrey Unsworth
Cinematographer
Jimmy Van Heusen
Songwriter
Sammy Cahn
Songwriter
George Duning
Composer (Music Score)
Bert Bates
Editor
Hugh Perceval
Associate Producer
Phyllis Dalton
Costume Designer
Gus Agosti
First Assistant Director
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