Saturday, April 2, 2011

Flower Drum Song (1961)

Notes: 4/2/11
Glossy Universal-International musical production.
Nancy Kwan is very pretty. 'I Enjoy Being a Girl' is quite memorable.
Juanita Hall is my favorite as Madame Liang.
Very bright and colorful. Good energy and not too corny.
Great sets and costumes. All Asian cast is certainly groundbreaking.
Not the best of the Rodgers and Hammerstein ouvre, in terms of songs and story, but it has memorable moments.

Review: B-
Vibrantly colorful musical production features lavish sets and costumes, OK songs, and a few memorable moments. Notable for its use of an all-Asian cast, this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical may not be their best, but it's certainly entertaining and groundbreaking. Good energy throughout with Nancy Kwan stealing much of the film from the rest of the ensemble.

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