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Flower Drum Song (1961)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  9 November 1961 (USA)
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Chinese stowaway Mei Li (Miyoshi Umeki) arrives in San Francisco with her father to meet her fiancé, wealthy nightclub owner Sammy Fong (Jack Soo), in an arranged marriage, but the groom ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Linda Low
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Wang Ta
Benson Fong ...
Wang Chi-Yang
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'Sammy' Fong
Juanita Hall ...
'Auntie' Liang
Reiko Sato ...
Helen Chao
Patrick Adiarte ...
Wang San
Kam Tong ...
Doctor Li
Victor Sen Yung ...
Frankie Wing
Soo Yong ...
Madame Ten Fong
Ching Wah Lee ...
Professor
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Headwaiter
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Mei Li
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jane Chung ...
Woman
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Storyline

Chinese stowaway Mei Li (Miyoshi Umeki) arrives in San Francisco with her father to meet her fiancé, wealthy nightclub owner Sammy Fong (Jack Soo), in an arranged marriage, but the groom has his eye on his star singer Linda Low (Nancy Kwan). This film version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical is filled with memorable song-and-dance numbers showcasing the contrast between Mei Li's traditional family and her growing fascination with American culture. Written by alfiehitchie

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Broadway's Most Romantic Musical Comedy comes to the Screen!!! See more »


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Release Date:

9 November 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jack Soo's first film. See more »

Goofs

When Mei Li and her father bow to a statue early in the film, a couple can be seen reaching the bottom of a flight of stairs. When the camera angle changes, the couple is shown walking down the stairs again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tradesman: [in Chinese] What was that?
Tradesman: [in Chinese] I don't know. Must be my stomach.
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Soundtracks

Sunday
Performed by Jack Soo and Nancy Kwan (dubbed by B.J. Baker)
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User Reviews

 
It caught me just right.
24 March 2002 | by (Midwest) – See all my reviews

When I saw this movie, it caught me in the right mood to really enjoy this film. In fact, I was almost misty eyed when Helen turns to lament the song "Love Look Away". Only "Where is Love?" from OLIVER is a more moving emotional song that fits directly into the story and the movie. I think the acting is superb and can't understand why this R & H musical doesn't attract more attention.


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