Well. To discover that the man who wrote the silliest school song ever (“St Trinian’s, St Trinian’s, our battle cry, St Trinian’s, St Trinian’s will never die“) also wrote a nice traditional big-movie-sound score for a film I vividly remember watching on TV with my mom (music starts at 2:00). Cheesy script, cheesy sentiments, and Gladys Aylward never forgave the filmmakers for portraying her true love, Colonel Lin, as a white man, but the ending made me cry and it’s got Ingrid Bergman plus a hundred kids who kinda looked like me.
Update 4 April 2017: A sympathetic correspondent tells me that an “Inn of the Sixth Happiness Suite” exists, here played by the Royal Academy. Again I’m getting all weepy.