Flower Drum Song

  • 1961
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Musical

The smash Rodgers-Hammerstein Broadway hit was only adequately adapted in this overblown production; perhaps the cloying sweetness of the story played better within the confines of a stage. Umeki arrives from Hong Kong in San Francisco, where it has been arranged for her to marry nightclub proprietor Soo. Soo, a rake, already has a longstanding relationship...read more

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Flower Drum Song - Official Trailer
01:41 — Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about a Hong Kong girl who goes to San Francisco for an arranged marriage but falls in love with another man.
(TCM Original) Philip Himberg
TCM fan and guest programmer Philip Himberg on big screens, Flower Drum Song (1961), Vivien Leigh and Waterloo Bridge (1940) in the TCM Original My Re (more…)
(Movie Clip) I Am Going to Like it Here
James Shigeta (as Wang Ta) leads Miyoshi Umeki (as Mei Li) into her Asian-inflected song I Am Going to Like it Here by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hamme (more…)
Flower Drum Song trailer
A refugee travels to Chinatown as a mail-order bride in Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical comedy Flower Drum Song (1961).

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: The smash Rodgers-Hammerstein Broadway hit was only adequately adapted in this overblown production; perhaps the cloying sweetness of the story played better within the confines of a stage. Umeki arrives from Hong Kong in San Francisco, where it has been a… (more)

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