Flower Drum Song (1961)
Release Date: Jan 1, 1961 Wide
Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 1,837
The only Rodgers and Hammerstein cinemadaptation to be produced by Universal Pictures, Flower Drum Song was, alas, also the only Rogers and Hammerstein film to lose money at the box office. It looks far better now than it did back in 1961, if only because of the paucity of musical films in the 1990s. Essentially a comedy about the culture clash between old-world Chinese and assimilated Chinese-Americans, the film begins when Mei Li (Miyoshi Umeki) and her grandfather (Kam Tong) smuggle
Jan 1, 1961 Wide
Nov 7, 2006
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Though not one of Oscar and Hammerstein best works, this Oscar-nominated musical about culture clash merits a viewing.
Lesser of Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals has some good songs, performances.
Somehow, they wreck Rogers and Hammerstein, although R&H didn't do all that well with the original musical.
Enjoyable, old-fashioned stage-to-screen musical.
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