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The Children of An Lac

  • Drama
  • 1980
  • John Llewellyn Moxey
  • 92 mins

Summary

Drama based on a true story, starring Shirley Jones and Ina Balin. Vietnam, 1975. Fearing the imminent fall of Saigon, two American women attempt to evacuate the orphans cared for by the formidable Madam Ngai. However, they face many hurdles in a desperate race against time and bureaucracy in a city in crisis.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Having established herself on stage, Ina Balin made only a moderate impression on Hollywood. However, she will never be forgotten for the courage she displayed during the Vietnam War, when she helped 400 children from the An Lac orphanage escape to safety as the battle for Saigon raged around them. Balin plays herself in this creditable re-creation, which owes as much to the spirit of beloved Ingrid Bergman vehicle The Inn of the Sixth Happiness as to hard facts. John Llewellyn Moxey directs deferentially, while Shirley Jones, as a Georgia housewife, and orphanage principal Beulah Quo provide solid support.

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Credits

Cast

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Betty TisdaleShirley Jones
Ina BalinIna Balin
Madam NgaiBeulah Quo
Jerry KingAlan Fudge
Dr McKinneyLee Paul
Dr BensmanBen Piazza
ThuyKieu Chinh
Dr DanVic Silayan
TrongRobert "Toffy" Padua
ThanBongchi Miraflor
Dr Tran Van BinhVic Diaz

Crew

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DirectorJohn Llewellyn Moxey

Details

Languages
English
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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