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Flower Drum Song (1961) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Henry Koster and produced by Ross Hunter and Joseph Fields.
Flower Drum Song was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2008.
Academy Awards 1961 --- Ceremony Number 34 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen, Joseph Wright; Set Decoration: Howard Bristol||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Russell Metty||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Irene Sharaff||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Alfred Newman, Ken Darby||Nominated|
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Flower Drum Song Directed by Henry Koster Written by Joseph Fields from a musical play by Fields and Oscar Hammerstein III and a novel by C.Y. Lee 1961/USA Universal International Pictures/Fields Productions/Hunter-Fields Repeat viewing/Netflix rental This stood up well to fond memories from my m... Read full article
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Mei Li: Very pretty.
Wang Ta: This is not China. This is a different world. And here a man has the right to choose his own wife.
Wang Chi-Yang: And here he also has the right to get divorced every year and pick a new one.
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Jack Soo's first film.
The character of Helen (Reiko Sato)is not given a resolution to her storyline in the film. In the original novel she commits suicide, but Rodgers and Hammerstein felt the ending was too depressing for such a strong character.
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