The Inn of Sixth Happiness -
Nantmor, near Beddgelert, Snowdonia
The Inn of Sixth Happiness, directed by Mark Robson, was filmed on location in the Beddgelert area of North Wales in 1958. The film, set in inter-war China, is based on the true story of the missionary Gladys Aylward (played by Ingrid Bergman) who leads 100 orphans across a treacherous mountain range and away from the invading Japanese army.
The slopes of the nearby Moel y Dyniewyd mountain were transformed into a Chinese landscape, with the city of Wangcheng constructed on the terraced workings of an old copper mine near Beddgelert and a fort built at Nantmor near Beddgelert. Much of the film's battle footage was filmed above Nant Francon and below the west face of Tryfan. The Aberglasllyn Pass was used to shoot the river crossing scenes with Ingrid Bergman leading the children across the Afon Glasllyn. A gold-painted statue of Buddha used on a set for the film is now located in Portmeirion.
Link to video of the making of the film at Nantmor https://youtu.be/uQo1w8GhMz0