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: [singing] A little girl in Chunking, just thirty inches tall, / Decides that she will try to walk and nearly doesn't fall! / A hundred million miracles! / A hundred million miracles, a hundred million miracles, a hundred million miracles are happening every day.
Linda Low: [singing] Grant Avenue, San Francisco, California, U.S.A. / Looks down from Chinatown over a foggy bay./ You travel there in a trolley, in a trolley there up you climb. / Dong! Dong! You're in Hong Kong, having yourself a time. / You can eat, if you are in the mood.
Chorus: [singing] Shark-fin soup, bean cake fish.
Linda Low: [singing] The girl who serves you all your food is another tasty dish.
Chorus: [singing] You know you.
Linda Low: [singing] You can't have a new way of living till you're living all the way on / Grand Avenue.
Chorus: Where's that?
Linda Low: [singing] San Francisco. That's where's that! California USA.
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Nancy Kwan's singing voice is dubbed by B.J. Baker
During the brief scene where Sammy Fong and Mei Lei sit in a beatnik coffee shop, on stage someone reads the poem "Like a God". This was originally a song in the stage production sung by Wang Ta to Mei Lei, but was cut out of the screenplay.
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