INGRID BERGMAN stars in this spectacularly mounted, impressively acted and directed picture (Variety) based on the true life story of Gladys Aylward, a modern day saint whose unquenchable passion to do good work took her half way around the world.
Inspired by her dream to be a missionary, an English parlor maid (Bergman) journeys to China and opens an inn for tired, hungry mule drivers crossing desolate mountain trails. Gradually overcoming the natives hostility she wins the heart of a Eurasian colonel (Curt Jurgens) and converts a powerful Mandarin (Robert Donat) to Christianity. But her greatest feat is achieved during the Japanese invasion of China when she leads one hundred homeless children to safety across enemy-held terrain.
Powerful and poignant, this inspired film was adapted from Alan Burgess bestseller The Small Woman.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.