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Flower Drum Song (1961)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1961 Wide

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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

Nov 7, 2006

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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (1) | DVD (2)

Though not one of Oscar and Hammerstein best works, this Oscar-nominated musical about culture clash merits a viewing.

April 19, 2012 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Lesser of Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals has some good songs, performances.

July 13, 2007
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Somehow, they wreck Rogers and Hammerstein, although R&H didn't do all that well with the original musical.

December 21, 2004
Greenwich Village Gazette

Enjoyable, old-fashioned stage-to-screen musical.

May 23, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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Maybe not in my Top 10 favorite musical list, but plenty of great songs. My favorite is probably "Love Look Away," and it's tough to beat the appeal of a young Nancy Kwan in her absolute prime. Amazing to see Miyoshi Umeki in a romantic lead as well. I will miss her. So now that I'm thinking about it, what are my Top 10 favorite musicals of all time? Hmmm . . . let me see . . .
Brigadoon Carousel Guys and Dolls The Music Man My Fair Lady On the Town Singin' in the Rain South Pacific Top Hat West Side Story For right this minute, then, on 12/29/09, I guess that does leave out Flower Drum Song, but like all my "Top" lists, this one can be very fluid.
December 29, 2009
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