Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1955)

Set in Hong Kong during the Korean War, Henry King's drama is an account of the romance between an American journalist (William Holden) and a Eurasian doctor (Jennifer Jones).

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 26, 1955
DVD Release Date: March 7, 2000
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The film is the quintessence of a certain kind of 50s schlock.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

East meets West for some lush tripe based on a novel by Han Suyin, who had company in disliking it.

TV Guide

This is basically a sappy story that does not hold up and that is so obviously designed to jerk tears that it seems more self-parody than love story.

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Variety Staff

It's an unusual picture shot against authentic Hong Kong backgrounds and offbeat in its treatment, yet as simple and moving a love story as has come along in many a moon.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Holden and Jones are so good together that it's easy to forget they did not get along behind the scenes. ... Still, they punch across the sweeping passion of this visually dynamic CinemaScope production.

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It scratches at some surface truths.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

With an impotent screen play, it is no wonder that Mr. Holden and Miss Jones find themselves going around in narrowing circles, talking endlessly and holding hands.

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Empire Magazine

Slushy but touching stuff and Jennifer Jones is full of charm.

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Emanuel Levy

Well acted by William Holden and Jennifer Jones, this interracial romance is a schmaltzy but enjoyable melodrama, and one of the 1950s blockbusters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
When I saw this come up on TV, I decided to watch it because of the song. The movie is worth watching to see the '50s Hong Kong views and to see one view… More
John Ballantine
You may take offense to Jennifer Jones trying to pass off as an Asian lady but this is the type of romantic tale that you don't mind spending an afternoon… More
Aj V
Love really is a many splendored thing, but you wouldn't know it by seeing this movie. Jones plays a woman doctor who's part Chinese and falls in… More
Leo L
Veronique Kwak
"love is a many-splendored thing" is adapted from "shuyin" which is an autobiography of some eurasian doctor's interracial romance with… More