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Flower Drum Song (1961)

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Starring (View all)
Nancy Kwan Nancy Kwan
Linda Low
James Shigeta James Shigeta
Wang Ta
Benson Fong Benson Fong
Wang Chi-Yang
Jack Soo Jack Soo
'Sammy' Fong
Juanita Hall Juanita Hall
'Auntie' Liang
Reiko Sato Reiko Sato
Helen Chao
Patrick Adiarte Patrick Adiarte
Wang San
Kam Tong Kam Tong
Doctor Li


Written by (View all)
Joseph Fields Joseph Fields
(screenplay)
C.Y. Lee C.Y. Lee


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Flower Drum Song

1 month ago at Jul 16 4:27
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Oh boy, it’s hard to talk about Flower Drum Song without wincing. It’s not an outright terrible film, but it is loaded with baggage that hinders one maximum enjoyment of this entertaining but unwieldy adaptation.   Many of the problems with Flower Drum Song originate in the Rodgers and Hammerstein book/score, which is widely considered one of their weaker efforts. That’s not even taking ... read more
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In this adaptation of the 1958 Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical, Chinese immigrant Mei Li (Miyoshi Umeki) is betrothed to nightclub boss Sammy Fong (Jack Soo), but he wants to marry showgirl Linda Low (Nancy Kwan). To get out of the arrangement, Sammy pawns her off to wealthy Master Wang (Benson Fong) as a fiancée for his son, Wang Ta (Victor Sen Yung). Mei Li falls in love with Wang, but he wants to pursue Linda, who takes advantage of his affections to test Sammy's love.
Release date: 9 November 1961
Tags: 1961 (3), Musical (3), Comedy (2), Romance (2), Usa (1), 1960s (1), Music (1), Chinese (1), Singing (1), America (1)
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“Oh boy, it’s hard to talk about Flower Drum Song without wincing. It’s not an outright terrible film, but it is loaded with baggage that hinders o”

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Flower Drum Song

“Oh boy, it’s hard to talk about Flower Drum Song without wincing. It’s not an outright terrible film, but it is loaded with baggage that hinders one maximum enjoyment of this entertaining but unwieldy adaptation.   Many of the problems with Flower Drum Song originate in the Rodgers and Hammerstein book/score, which is widely considered one of their weaker efforts. That’s not even taking into consideration the cavalcade of stereotypes on display, or the overstuffed nature of this adaptation that leaves all of its main players as mere sketches and supporting ideas instead of fully fleshed out characters. And we still haven’t even talked about the uneasy nature of watching Juanita Hall, a black woman, play a Chinese woman and belt out “Chop Suey,” the lowest of the film’s ma” read more

JxSxPx rated this 6/10 1 month ago
robot2xl rated this 3/10 9 months ago

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