The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

Alan Burgess' novel The Small Woman was the source for the British/American co-production Inn of the Sixth Happiness. Set in the China of the 1930s, the film stars Ingrid Bergman as real-life missionary Gladys Aylward. Against the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1958
DVD Release Date: August 5, 2003
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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness is an inspiring story and a well made movie. It has the historical epic feel you'd expect from a film with such scope.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

If you're put off by the missionary impulse, then this film probably isn't for you-even though Bergman brings an honest earnestness to the film that's hard to resist.

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Emanuel Levy

Mark Robson's loose adaptation of a British missionary's tale is well intentioned and well acted by Ingrod Bergman, but suffers from the casting of the Asian roles with actors like Robert Donat or Curt Jurgens.

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jay nixon
Finely wrought drama of a truly brave selfless woman. Not a lot of Hollywood artifice just a simple story of someone who felt a calling and pursued it with… More
John Ballantine
It isn't a white man in China but rather a white woman saving the day. For that point alone, I reduce it by a star but you can't stay too upset with… More
Randy Tippy
Ingrid Bergman is both beautiful and compelling in this story of an English missionary in China. Her presence elevates what would otherwise be an ethnocentric… More
James Crawford
The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness tells the story of Gladys Aylward, her fight to become a missionary in China and the events after her arrival. It is a moving,… More
Dean McKenna
Extraordinary and courage true story of an English missionary, Glady Aylward, in China who leaded 100 orphaned Chinese children to safety across enemy-hold… More