Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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.
The original Broadway production of "Flower Drum Song" opened at the Saint James Theater on December 1, 1958, ran for 600 performances and was nominated for the 1959 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Musical. Miyoshi Umeki and Juanita Hall reprise their stage roles in... ...
What was that?
Tradesman: I don't know. Must be my stomach.
Nancy Kwan's character sings "Grant Avenue", a big production number in Chinatown. The lyrics incorrectly identify a "cable car" as a "trolley." Cable cars move by gripping moving cable that runs under the street. A "trolley" uses a "pole" which connects from the roof to an overhead wire which powers the car. Cable cars do not use poles or overhead trolley lines.
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