Cinema: The New Pictures, Dec. 22, 1958

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (20th Century-Fox) has just about everything the mass public is said to want. It has Ingrid Bergman in a part so flagrantly sympathetic that Hollywood may not dare refuse her a third Oscar. It has Curt Jürgens, a German matinee idol who looks like John Wayne with a monocle scar, and it has the late Robert Donat, playing a sort of Chinese Mr. Chips in his most magniloquent style of maudlin. It has Cinema-Scope, DeLuxe color, 2,000 Chinese extras, a $5,000,000 budget, a $450,000 set, a running time...

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