My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing


(out of 5)

Melodrama was hardly ever more purple than in this sudsy romance. plays a G.I. posted in Korea who meets a half-European, half-Asian woman ( with heavy eyeliner) who keeps calling herself “Eurasian” as if it were a thing.  The two embark on an illicit, forbidden love affair set against the cheesy main theme song and the colourful flora and fauna that are to be found in the South Seas. It should go well enough, but they are after all from two different worlds and it looks like their backgrounds aren’t going to give them a good enough chance to succeed. Or at least that’s what white suburban Americans were willing to believe, anyway. War buffs are better off sticking with The Bridges At Toko-Ri, but those who love a good, old-fashioned romance will get no end of pleasure from it.

Twentieth Century Fox

USA, 1955

Directed by Henry King

Screenplay by , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1955

Golden Globe Awards 1955


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