The World of Suzie Wong
The World of Suzie Wong (1960)

Eurasian actress Nancy Kwan co-stars in this popular drama by Richard Quine about the romance between a Hong Kong prostitute and an older American artist. Robert Lomax (William Holden) arrives in the business capital of the East to practice… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 29, 2004
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Variety Staff

On the decidedly negative side are three passages in which realism is virtually abandoned for theatrical effect.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The World of Suzie Wong is rife with problems.

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Time Out

Denied the chance of being honest about its subject, it soon degenerates into euphemistic soap opera, with vague gestures towards bohemianism and lukewarm titillation.

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Emanuel Levy

Though stereotypical, this interracial romantic melodrama was one of William Holden's most popular films

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

[A] wildly romantic, vividly imagined color film.

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Sharon Mizota

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.

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