Flower Drum Song

Program Running Time 133 min.

Films in Program

(1961, 133 mins, DVD)

This film of the 1958 Broadway musical by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein was groundbreaking for its use of a predominantly Asian-American cast, and for treating Chinese-Americans as Americans.

"There’s nothing subtle or fragile about this "Flower Drum Song." It is gaudy and gaggy and quite melodic. Along those lines, it is quite a show." Bosley Crowther, New York Times (1961)