The World of Suzie Wong
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William Holden 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 Paul Osborn's Broadway adaptation of the novel by Richard Mason. Holden is American architect Robert Lomax, who travels to Hong Kong to paint. He meets Suzie Wong (Nancy Kwan), 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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

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"On the decidedly negative side are three passages in which realism is virtually abandoned for theatrical effect."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The World of Suzie Wong is rife with problems."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Denied the chance of being honest about its subject, it soon degenerates into euphemistic soap opera, with vague gestures towards bohemianism and lukewarm titillation."
‑ , Time Out
"Though stereotypical, this interracial romantic melodrama was one of William Holden's most popular films"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"[A] wildly romantic, vividly imagined color film."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"The World of Suzie Wong, despite its familiar story and seductive packaging, never quite escapes the glaring contradiction between its professed egalitarianism and the obvious inequalities it so blithely reproduces."
‑ Sharon Mizota, PopMatters
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