Flower Drum Song

Synopsis: Chinese stowaway Mei Li (Miyoshi Umeki) arrives in San Francisco with her father to meet her fiancé, wealthy nightclub owner Sammy Fong (Jack Soo), in an arranged marriage, but the groom has his eye on his star singer Linda Low (Nancy Kwan). This film version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical is filled with memorable song-and-dance numbers showcasing the contrast between Mei Li's traditional family and her growing fascination with American culture.
Director(s): Henry Koster
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 1 win & 7 nominations.
133 min

"Some other man

loves your little Fannie


In the icebox,

you'll find in a can

Some leftovers

of moo goo gai pan

Fan Tan Fannie

has found a new guy

His name is Manny

He's good for Fanny

So good-bye, Danny, good-bye




What's the matter, Officer?

Anything wrong?

I don't know yet.

I want to see Sammy.


Yeah. Will you get him, please?

There's an officer and two

characters outside waiting for you.

Hello, Mac.

Hi, Sammy.

These folks are looking for you.

Who are they? Never saw

them before in my life.

Honored sir,

surely you recognize

my daughter?

Oh, sure. That's right.

I've been expecting them.

Welcome, venerable sir.

It is a most

unexpected pleasure.

Okay, Sammy. But you better get them a

license if they're gonna sing in the streets.

Oh, sure, sure, Mac.

This way, please.

Okay, folks.

I was just keeping it warm.

Okay, kid.

Okay, I'll get you

all you can eat.

Right this way. Come on in.

I like American cooking.

American? That's the best

Chinese food in San Francisco.

Clever people,

these Americans.

The American cuisine

is over 2,000 years old.

Why didn't you let me know

you were coming?

We were unable

to let anyone know.

We were smuggled

ashore tonight.


You mean you got in illegally?

If we came here

under the quota,

it would take 10 years,

and I would be too old

to get married.

I'm a dead duck,


Listen, folks, you can't go roaming

around San Francisco. You're hot.

I gotta keep you on ice,

till I think up an angle.

I do not understand, Mr. Fong.

It is very simple, my father.

We are hot so he must keep us on ice.

What is wrong, Mr. Fong?

There's nothing wrong. You

just caught me at a bad time.

Are you sick? Oh, something

went down the wrong way.

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Joseph Fields

Joseph Albert Fields (February 21, 1895 – March 4, 1966) was an American playwright, theatre director, screenwriter, and film producer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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