The Inn of the Sixth Happiness


Time Out says

The renowned story of Gladys Aylward (played by Bergman), an ex-housemaid who became a missionary in China in the 1930s. Sketchily scripted and shamelessly glamorised (Aylward bitterly resented being depicted as having had an affair with a Chinese army officer, played by Jurgens), the film is nevertheless a proficiently mounted blend of spectacle and human interest; and the famous climax (Aylward leading the orphaned children over the mountains) is a throat-tightener. The last film of Robert Donat, who looked very ill in his part as the Mandarin. DMcG.


Release details

159 mins

Cast and crew

Mark Robson
Isobel Lennart
Ingrid Bergman
Curt Jurgens
Robert Donat
Noel Hood
Athene Seyler
Richard Wattis
Ronald Squire
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