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The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

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DVD 

Color / 158 Min.

Close Captioned

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Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Curt Jurgens, Robert Donat, in a Buddy Adler Production: The Inn of the Sixth Happiness.  Directed by Mark Robson.  Screenplay by Isobel Lennart.  Based on the book, "The Small Woman" by Alan Burgess.  _______________

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"A great piece of inspirational entertainment...Ingrid Bergman is...infinitely touching."

-Hollywood Reporter

Ingrid Bergman stars in this "spectacularly mounted, impressively acted and directed picture" (Variety) based on the true life story of Gladys Aylward, a modern day saint whose unquenchable passion to do good took her halfway around the world.  

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The Army Colonel, the Missionary. and the Mandarin

Inspired by her dream to be a missionary, an English parlor maid (Bergman) journeys to China and opens an inn for tired, hungry mule drivers crossing desolate mountain trails.  Gradually overcoming the natives hostility, she wins the heart of a Eurasian colonel (Curt Jurgens) and converts a powerful mandarin (Robert Donat) to Christianity.  But her greatest feat is achieved during the Japanese invasion of China when she leads one hundred homeless children to safety across enemy-held terrain.  

Powerful and poignant, this inspired film was adapted from Alan Burgess' bestseller The Small Woman.

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