recently. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, starring Ingrid Bergman. Though it was made in 1958, and probably not in the communist China at that time… I found it to be a really engaging and stirring movie from the start. I think it won an academy award so as far as I am concerned it is right up there with Chariots of Fire in terms of awesomeness. If you didn’t like that movie, well then, that is too bad.
The back of the movie case gives the following excerpt:
After making her way to China to become a missionary [and after going on her own, by train across Siberia into Northern China, after the London Missionary Socety turned her down as being “not qualified,”] an English palor maid (Bergman) wins the heart of a Eurasian Colonel and the respect of the local Mandarin [lke a mayor?]. But her greatest accomplishment [was] leading 100 homeless children to saftey across enemy held terrien 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.
So I thought it a good flick. 🙂