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The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical played better on Broadway than in this overblown adaptation of life in San Francisco's Chinatown. Umeki plays the young girl who arrives from Hong Kong for an arranged marriage. Her intended (Soo) is a fast-living nightclub owner already enjoying the love of singer Kwan. Meanwhile Umeki falls for the handsome Shigeta. Naturally, everything comes together in a happy ending.

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Available on Running time 133 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Musical Comedy, Dance Fever, Adapted from a Musical, Asia, Plays to Film: Rodgers & Hammerstein, San Francisco
Nancy Kwan, Jack Soo, James Shigeta, Miyoshi Umeki, Juanita Hall
Russell Metty
Henry Koster
Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein
Ross Hunter

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Flower Drum Song
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Flower Drum Song came out in 1961 and has a total running time of 133 minutes. This film originated from the Broadway musical. Jack Soo, James Shigeta, Nancy Kwan, Juanita Hall and Miyoshi Umeki star in this romantic comedy/musical. A young Chinese woman and her father come illegally into the U.S. and head to San Francisco for an arranged marriage. While there, she meets another guy and soon falls in love with him. Will her father approve? Will everything work out in the end?