- Commentary by Filmmaker Nick Redman and Authors Aubrey Solomon and Donald Spoto
- Languages and Subtitles in English & Spanish
- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 38 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 5, 2003
- Originally Released: 1958
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 1.0 - French, Spanish
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Movietone Newsreels (Film Premieres)
- Audio Commentary: Nick Redman - Documentary Filmmaker, 2. Aubrey Solomon - Author 3. Donald Spoto - Author
- Restoration Comparison
- Sean Connery Screen Test A & B
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
After making her way to China to become a missionary, an English parlor maid (Bergman) wins the heart of a Eurasian colonel (Curt Jurgens) and the respect of the local Mandarin (Robert Donat). But her greatest accomplishment is leading 100 homeless children to safety across enemy-held terrain during Japan's invasion of China. Adapted from the novel "The Small Woman" about the true-life story of Gladys Aylward, this powerfully poignant film is inspiring entertainment from beginning to end.
Well done drama based on the life of missionary Gladys Aylward who led a group of children through perilous 1930's China. Robert Donat gives a particularly fine performance as a Mandarin in this, his final film. Based on "The Small Woman" by Alan Burgess. Academy Award Nominations: Best Director.
Based on the true story of Gladys Aylward, a British maid who became a missionary in China. As the hostile Chinese begin to trust her -- and even a powerful mandarin converts to Christianity -- there is one more difficult task for her to accomplish: to guide 100 children through enemy territory and into safety during the Chinese-Japanese war.
Tear Jerker |
Theatrical Release |
True Story |
- Filmed in Cinemascope.
- Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.
- FoxVideo VHS (Catalog #1170) includes original theatrical trailer and rare Movietone news footage.