Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

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Narrative Program: Flower Drum Song

November 17, 2018 @ 9:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Director: Henry Koster
133 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance | USA | English

In this adaptation of the 1958 Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical, Chinese immigrant Mei Li (Miyoshi Umeki) is betrothed to nightclub boss Sammy Fong (Jack Soo), but he wants to marry showgirl Linda Low (Nancy Kwan). To get out of the arrangement, Sammy pawns her off to wealthy Master Wang (Benson Fong) as a fiancée for his son, Wang Ta (Victor Sen Yung). Mei Li falls in love with Wang, but he wants to pursue Linda, who takes advantage of his affections to test Sammy’s love.


November 17, 2018
9:15 pm - 11:30 pm
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