Monday, August 13, 2012

Ingrid Bergman in Penrhyndeudraeth

Here is a nice shot from 1958 of Ingrid Bergman relaxing on location in Penrhyndeudraeth, north Wales, during the shooting of The Inn of the Sixth Happiness. She is with her children Roberto, Ingrid and Isabella (who would herself later go on to become a successful actress). For the movie, which was supposed to be set in China, oriental children were drafted into Snowdonia from Cardiff, London and Liverpool. A replica of the Great Wall of China was even erected – though I’m assuming not in its entirety. A gold-painted Buddha that was used on set in the film is now at Portmeirion. Male lead Robert Donat died a few days after the film was completed.