Not one actual chinese actor but still a beautiful scene. It is the basis of 1958 musical flower drum song and later a movie of the same title released in 1961 starring nancy kwan and james shigeta.
The flower drum song is a novel by chinese american author c.
Flower drum song. The novel tells the story of chinese immigrants in san francisco and was a bestseller in its time. The film stars nancy kwan james shigeta miyoshi umeki jack soo benson fong and juanita hall. The original broadway cast of flower drum song 1958 performing a hundred million miracles you are beautiful i enjoy being a girl love look away a.
Flower drum song is a 1961 american musical film directed by henry koster adapted from the 1958 broadway musical flower drum song written by the composer richard rodgers and the lyricist librettist oscar hammerstein ii in turn based on the 1957 novel of the same name by the chinese american author chin yang lee. Approved 2h 13min comedy musical romance 28 march 1962 spain a young woman arrives in san francisco s chinatown from hong kong with the intention of marrying a rakish nightclub owner unaware he is involved with one of his singers. Flower drum song was the eighth musical by the team of rodgers and hammerstein it is based on the 1957 novel the flower drum song by chinese american author c.
After their extraordinary early successes beginning with oklahoma. Lee it premiered on broadway in 1958 and was then performed in the west end and on tour. Lee first published in 1957.
Miyoshi umeki sings a hundred million miracles in the flower drum song movie. It was nominated for five academy awards and two golden globe awards including best. Jack soo nancy kwan.
Flower drum song was one of five asian themed plays on broadway in 1959 which despite the partial casting of white actors in yellowface offered acting opportunities for asian and asian american. In 1943 richard rodgers and. It was adapted for a 1961 musical film.
Featuring james shigeta and miyoshi umeki.