Unrated | | Biography, Drama, Romance
A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution.
In one of the most classic examples of camera "point of view" editing, the hilltop love scenes were cut between Repulse Bay in Hong Kong from one direction, and a hill on the Fox Movie Ranch in upper Malibu, California from the other. The same ranch... ...
We shall now have tea and speak of absurdities.
When Mark is at war writing and a butterfly lands on his typewriter, the close-up of the page clearly shows he was writing to inform her that her "twenty-third letter has arrived". In a scene not long after, the letter has reached her and as she reads, his voice-over differs, saying her "eighth and ninth letters have arrived". A line about his bottom hurting from bouncing around in jeeps matches both letters.