The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (NR, 1958)
The great Ingrid Bergman plays the real life Gladys Aylward in this 1958 classic. Gladys Aylward, convinced that she belongs in China as a missionary, overcomes huge obstacles and embarks on an incredible adventure as a single lady serving as a missionary and teacher in northern China. When Gladys arrives in China she partners with an elderly English lady to open the "Inn of the Sixth Happiness". Soon Gladys' real character begins to shine forth as she bravely leads a group of a hundred orphaned children out of harm's way as the Japanese invasion of China encroaches.
And yes, it is based on a true story, which makes it all the better!