“The Inn of the Sixth Happiness,” a 1958 U.S. film directed by Mark Robson, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film series, now in its 15th year.
The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m.
There is no charge, but donations are accepted with gratitude to help cover the cost of DVD rental, facilities use and refreshments.
In the film, based on a true story, Ingrid Bergman portrays Gladys Aylward, a British maid who was rejected as a potential missionary to China because of her lack of education. Undeterred, Aylward earns enough money to purchase a ticket on the Trans-Siberian railway.
Once in China, she settles in Yang Cheng as assistant to a missionary who runs an inn for traveling merchants (telling Bible stories while they eat). The town is evacuated after Japan invades, and Bergman leads 100 children on an arduous and heroic journey across the mountains to safety.