Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

This Week’s Film: Flower Drum Song

Chopstick Cinema

This Week's Film: Flower Drum Song
Cuisine: Chinese

Synopsis: An arranged transcontinental marriage between a Chinese bride and a San Francisco nightclub owner sets the stage for this film adaptation of Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic Broadway musical. Miyoshi Umeki, Jack Soo, and Nancy Kwan star as bride-to-be Mei Li, her fiancé Sammy Fong, and his sexy singer Linda Low. Chinese tradition and modern American culture are juxtaposed in a showcase of musical pageantry.

Join me throughout the week on Chopstick Cinema for a closer look at the food and the film. My film review will be posted at the end of the week, along with my Chinese recipe.