Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (film)

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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing is a 1955 Deluxe color American drama-romance film in CinemaScope.wikipedia
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Jennifer Jones

Set in 1949–50 in Hong Kong, it tells the story of a married, but separated, American reporter Mark Elliot (played by William Holden), who falls in love with a Eurasian doctor originally from China, Han Suyin (played by Jennifer Jones), only to encounter prejudice from her family and from Hong Kong society.
Jones earned her fifth Academy Award nomination for her performance as a Eurasian doctor in Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955).

A Many-Splendoured Thing

The film was adapted by John Patrick from the 1952 autobiographical novel A Many-Splendoured Thing by Han Suyin.
The book was made into the 1955 film Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, which also inspired a famous song.

Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (TV series)

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The film later inspired a television soap opera in 1967, though without the hyphen in the show's title.
The serial was a spin-off from the original 1955 20th Century-Fox movie, though the title of the daytime drama omitted the hyphen used in the movie's title.

Soo Yong

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Among them were The Good Earth (1937), Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955), and Sayonara (1957).

William Holden

Bill Holden
Set in 1949–50 in Hong Kong, it tells the story of a married, but separated, American reporter Mark Elliot (played by William Holden), who falls in love with a Eurasian doctor originally from China, Han Suyin (played by Jennifer Jones), only to encounter prejudice from her family and from Hong Kong society.
The golden run at the box office continued with Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955), from a best-selling novel, with Jennifer Jones, and Picnic (1955), as a drifter, in an adaptation of the William Inge play with Kim Novak.

Philip Ahn

Ahn appeared in Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, Around the World in Eighty Days, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Paradise, Hawaiian Style, with Elvis Presley.

John Patrick (dramatist)

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The film was adapted by John Patrick from the 1952 autobiographical novel A Many-Splendoured Thing by Han Suyin.
In 1954, he wrote the screenplay for the movie Three Coins in the Fountain and in 1955, he adapted the autobiographical book A Many-Splendoured Thing by Han Suyin, for the movie Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing.

Isobel Elsom

Elsom's other screen credits included The White Cliffs of Dover (1944), The Unseen (1945), Of Human Bondage (1946), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Monsieur Verdoux, The Paradine Case, and The Two Mrs. Carrolls (all 1947), The Secret Garden (1949), Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955), Lust for Life and 23 Paces to Baker Street (both 1956), and The Pleasure Seekers and My Fair Lady (both 1964).

Buddy Adler

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However, when he left the company the project was given to Buddy Adler.
In 1954, his production of From Here to Eternity won the Academy Award for Best Picture and in 1956, his Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing was nominated for best picture.

Han Suyin

The film was adapted by John Patrick from the 1952 autobiographical novel A Many-Splendoured Thing by Han Suyin.
Also in 1955, her best-known novel, A Many-Splendoured Thing, was filmed as Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing. The musical theme song, "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing", won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Virginia Gregg

Beginning with Body and Soul (1947), Gregg made more than 45 films, including I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955), Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955), Portland Exposé (1957), “The D.I.” (1957), Operation Petticoat (1959), All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960), Man-Trap (1961), House of Women (1962), Spencer's Mountain (1963), Two on a Guillotine (1965), A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966), The Bubble (1966), Madigan (1968), Heaven with a Gun (1969), Quarantined (1970), A Walk in the Spring Rain (1970), No Way Back (1976), and S.O.B. (1981)

Academy Award for Best Actress

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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (song)

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The song was publicized first in the movie, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955), winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Alfred Newman (composer)

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It was extensively developed and woven into the film's orchestral score by Alfred Newman and his choral director Ken Darby.
Some of his most famous scores include Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Mark of Zorro, How Green Was My Valley, The Song of Bernadette, Captain from Castile, All About Eve, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Anastasia, The Diary of Anne Frank, How The West Was Won, The Greatest Story Ever Told, and his final score, Airport, all of which were nominated for or won Academy Awards.

Academy Award for Best Cinematography

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Academy Award for Best Production Design

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Otto Lang (film producer)

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Parts of the film were shot on location in Hong Kong by second-unit director Otto Lang, which was unusual for its time.
Some of his notable feature films include Call Northside 777 (1948 - producer), 5 Fingers (1952 - producer), Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955 - director for scenes filmed in Hong Kong), Search for Paradise (working title The Search for Shangri-La) (1956 - director) and Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970 - associate producer of the Japanese segments).

George Davis (art director)

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Other notable films include Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1955), Funny Face (1957), Cimarron (1960), How the West Was Won (1963), Twilight of Honor (1963), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), The Americanization of Emily (1964), A Patch of Blue (1965), Mr. Buddwing (1966).