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

An American painter Robert Lomax (William Holden) travels to Hong Kong to learn more about himself and his art. He falls for Suzie (Nancy Kwan), the leader of a group of happy hookers.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 10, 1960
DVD 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

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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