France Nuyen made her screen debut in the 1958 American romantic musical film ‘South Pacific’ directed by Joshua Logan. The film earned 3 Academy Award nominations and grossed over $36.8 million on a budget of $5.61 million. That same year, she also starred as ‘Kalai Ducanne’ in the CinemaScope film ‘In Love and War’ directed by Philip Dunne. The film was based on Anton Myrer’s 1957 novel, ‘The Big War.’ In 1961, she played the role of ‘Cindy Hamilton’ in the comedy film ‘The Last Time I Saw Archie’ directed by Jack Webb. The film struggled to perform at the box office and could only recover half of its production budget. She was next seen in films like ‘Satan Never Sleeps’ (1962), ‘A Girl Named Tamiko’ (1962), ‘Diamond Head’ (1962), ‘Man in the Middle’ (1964), ‘Dimension 5’ (1966), ‘Black Water Gold’ (1970), ‘One More Train to Rob’ (1971), ‘The Horror at 37,000 Feet’ (1973), and ‘The Big Game’ (1973). In 1973, she starred as ‘Alma’ in the American science fiction film ‘Battle for the Planet of the Apes’ directed by J. Lee Thompson. The film received a lukewarm response from critics and currently sits on a 36% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
She went on to star in films like ‘Code Name: Diamond Head’ (1977), ‘China Cry’ (1990), ‘The Joy Luck Club’ (1993), ‘A Passion to Kill’ (1994), ‘Angry Cafe’ (1995), ‘The Magic Pearl’ (1997), and ‘A Smile Like Yours’ (1997). In 2003, she portrayed ‘Xiou-Xiou Ling’ in the American comedy-drama teen film ‘The Battle of Shaker Heights’ directed by Efram Potelle and Kyle Rankin. The film received a sort of mixed response from critics. Apart from films, Nuyen has also appeared in television series and shows such as ‘Hong Kong’ (1960), ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ (1965), ‘I Spy’ (1966-1967), ‘Star Trek’ (1968), ‘St. Elsewhere’ (1986-1988), and ‘Knots Landing’ (1990). She was last seen in the 2008 romance drama film ‘The American Standards’ directed by Joe Wehinger.
The Joy Luck Club is a drama film which revolves around four Chinese women, who along with their mothers, try to find answers regarding their complex relationships. The film then takes us to the past, and reveals the hidden pasts of the women and how their lives were shaped by clashes of Chinese and American cultures.
Nellie Forbush is a nurse working for the US Navy, who falls for a middle-aged French plantation owner named Emile. However, when she finds out that he is the father of two children, she decides to leave him. Heartbroken, Emile agrees to take on a dangerous military espionage mission. But in his absence, Nellie is struggling to deal with her feelings for him. When she learns about his mission, she starts to care for his children, fearing he might not return alive.
During the WWII, a US second lieutenant stationed in India shoots dead an unarmed British staff sergeant in front of 11 witnesses. Although it is an open and shut case and the authorities want the trial to be thrown away in order to defuse the tension between the two armies, Lt. Col. Barney Adams, who has been assigned to defend the Lt. decides to put up a fight.
Richard Howland, a ruthless Hawaiian landlord, is having an affair with Asian Mai Chen, but disapproves of sister Sloane’s engagement to Hawaiian Paul who loses his life while saving Richard from knife-attack. Distraught, Sloane flees home to live with Paul’s family. When Mai Chen dies giving birth to Richard’s son, racist Richard refuses to accept him. Will he learn from his mistakes?
During the Chinese Civil War in 1949, two priests Rev. O’Banion and Rev. Bovard are constantly harassed by members of the Communist People’s Party, led by their leader Ho San. He continues his persecution of the priests, but after he receives disturbing orders from his superiors, he begins to question his own ideology.
This war drama film tells the story of the family lives of three San Francisco Marines which are affected due to their personal experiences on the front lines in the Pacific while fighting in the Second World War.
Ivan is a photographer from Europe, who is in Japan, but he wants to immigrate to the US. His frustration increases as his VISA keeps getting delayed again and again. Although he is in love with a Japanese girl, he uses his charm with women to entrap an embassy woman, hoping that it will help him get the VISA.
Archie is a lazy American in the Civilian Pilot Training Program at the end of World War II, who dominates everyone and doesn't do any work, whiling away time with his friend Bill and their love interests Cindy and Peggy. Things take a turn when Bill suspects Cindy to be a spy.
One More Train to Rob is a Western film which tells the story of a reformed outlaw who sets out on a revenge mission, after being released from prison, as his former partners had stolen his lover, framed him, and cheated him out of his share.
Battle for the Planet of the Apes is an action science fiction movie which takes us to the time ten years after the worldwide series of ape revolutions, and the brutal nuclear war among humans. When human atomic mutations are out to make life miserable for the peaceful ape tribe, it is up to Caesar to protect survivors of both species.
The Big Game is an action drama sci-fi film which revolves around a machine invented by a wealthy American that can control people’s minds. He travels to Australia along with the machine with two mercenaries, but they are attacked by spies who intend to steal the invention.