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Flower Drum Song (film) Quotes

Flower Drum Song (film) is a TV program that appeared on TV in 1970 . Flower Drum Song ended in 1970.

It features Ross Hunter as producer, Richard Rodgers in charge of musical score, and Russell Metty as head of cinematography.

Flower Drum Song (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Flower Drum Song (film) is 132 minutes long. Flower Drum Song (film) is distributed by Universal Pictures.

The cast includes: Miyoshi Umeki as Mei Li, Kam Tong as Dr. Li, Benson Fong as Wang Chi-Yang, James Shigeta as Wang Ta, Nancy Kwan as Linda Low, Patrick Adiarte as Wang San, Victor Sen Yung as Frankie Wing, and Reiko Sato as Helen Chao.

Flower Drum Song (film) Quotes

Benson Fong as Wang Chi-Yang

  • (Benson Fong) "You have an unfortunate way of expressing yourself."
  • (Benson Fong) "Where have you been till this hour?"
  • (James Shigeta) "Spending the night --"
  • (Benson Fong) "Stop. Not in front of your aunt."
  • (James Shigeta) "I beg your forgiveness, Father. I should have listened. I was a fool."
  • (Benson Fong) "Knowing you are a fool is the beginning of wisdom. Now I have my son back."
  • (Benson Fong) "What language is he using? I have a feeling he has been disrespectful, but I am not sure."
  • (Madame 'Auntie' Liang) "No, no. That is American style slang."
  • (Benson Fong) "For five years you have gone to that Citizenship School and all you have learned is: "This is not China."."
  • (Professor) "And are you also proud of this fine American citizen in your family, Master Wong?"
  • (Benson Fong) "To become an American citizen it took her five years. She was Chinese in nine months."
  • (Madame 'Auntie' Liang) "I am happy to be both Chinese and American."
  • (Benson Fong) "You are like the Chinese dish the Americans invented. What do they call it?"
  • (James Shigeta) "Chop Suey."
  • (Benson Fong) "That is it. Everything is in it. All mixed up."
  • (Madame 'Auntie' Liang) "I like that."
  • (Madame 'Auntie' Liang) "Chop Suey. Chop Suey. / Living here is very much like Chop Suey. / Hula-hoops and nucelar war, Doctor Salk and Zsa Zsa Gabor, / Bobby Darin, Sandra Dee and Dewey, Chop Suey."
  • (Unnamed) "Chop Suey."
  • (Madame 'Auntie' Liang) "What did he look like?"
  • (Benson Fong) "Who?"
  • (Madame 'Auntie' Liang) "The robber."
  • (Benson Fong) "Dont ask me what he looked like. All white men look alike."
  • (Benson Fong) "When that day come when you can think for yourself, I will let you know."

Miyoshi Umeki as Mei Li

  • (Miyoshi Umeki) "This is beautiful and very outspoken."
  • (Miyoshi Umeki) "A hundred million miracles, a hundred million miracles are happening every day, / And those who say they don't agree are those who do not hear or see. / A hundred million miracles, a hundred million miracles are happening every day."
  • (Miyoshi Umeki) "A little girl in Chunking, just thirty inches tall, / Decides that she will try to walk and nearly doesn't fall. / A hundred million miracles. / A hundred million miracles, a hundred million miracles, a hundred million miracles are happening every day."
  • (Policeman) "So where are you folks from?"
  • (Miyoshi Umeki) "The East."
  • (Policeman) "Oh, New York, huh?"
  • (Kam Tong) "Further east."
  • (Miyoshi Umeki) "You smell good. You wear incense to scare away evil spirits?"
  • (Nancy Kwan) "Oh no, to attract them."
  • (Miyoshi Umeki) "Very pretty."

James Shigeta as Wang Ta

  • (James Shigeta) "How do I look?"
  • (James Shigeta) "Would you like to dance?"
  • (Miyoshi Umeki) "I don't know how, but I will walk around with you while you dance."
  • (James Shigeta) "This is not China. This is a different world. And here a man has the right to choose his own wife."
  • (Benson Fong) "And here he also has the right to get divorced every year and pick a new one."
  • (James Shigeta) "Here, they're not really married until they seal it with a kiss."
  • (Miyoshi Umeki) "Everything in America ends in a kiss. What does it mean? Why do they do it?"
  • (James Shigeta) "I need some money."
  • (Benson Fong) "Money. That is nothing unusual. How much this time?"
  • (James Shigeta) "Twenty five bucks."
  • (Benson Fong) "Bucks?"
  • (Madame 'Auntie' Liang) "Dollars."

Nancy Kwan as Linda Low

  • (Nancy Kwan) "I'm a girl and by me that's only great, I am proud that my silhouette is curvy. / That I walk with a sweet and girlish gait with my hips kind of swively and swirly. / I enjoy being dressed in something frilly when my date comes to get me at my place, / Out I go with my Joe or John or Billy like a filly who is ready for the race. / When I have a brand new hairdo with my eye lashes all in curl, / I float as the clouds on air do, I enjoy being a girl. / When men say I'm cute and funny and my teeth aren't teeth but pearl, / I just lap it out like honey, I enjoy being a girl. / I flip when a fellow sends me flowers, I drool over dresses made of lace, / I talk on the telephone for hours with a pound and a half of cream upon my face. / I'm strictly a female female and my future I hope will be / In the home of a brave and free male who'll enjoy being a guy having a girl like me."
  • (Nancy Kwan) "Fan Tan Fanny was leaving her man, / Fan Tan Fanny kept waiving her fan, / Said "Goodbye Danny, you two timing Dan", / Some other man loves your little Fanny. Bye. Bye. / In the icebox you'll find in a can / Some leftovers of Moo Goo Gai Pan. / Fan Tan Fanny has found a new guy, / His name is Manny, he's good for Fanny, / So goodbye, Danny, goodbye. / Bye. Bye."
  • ('Sammy' Fong) "Baby, you remember the new convertible you've been drooling over? Well it's yours."
  • (Nancy Kwan) "I don't want it."
  • (Nancy Kwan) "Grant Avenue, San Francisco, California, U.S.A. / Looks down from Chinatown over a foggy bay./ You travel there in a trolley, in a trolley there up you climb. / Dong. Dong. You're in Hong Kong, having yourself a time. / You can eat, if you are in the mood."
  • (Unnamed) "Shark-fin soup, bean cake fish."
  • (Nancy Kwan) "The girl who serves you all your food is another tasty dish."
  • (Unnamed) "You know you."
  • (Nancy Kwan) "You can't have a new way of living till you're living all the way on / Grand Avenue."
  • (Unnamed) "Where's that?"
  • (Nancy Kwan) "San Francisco. That's where's that. California USA."

Kam Tong as Dr. Li

  • (Kam Tong) "Kind hearted and distinguished friends. My daughter and I are going to give a show. A Flower Drum show from the north."

Patrick Adiarte as Wang San

  • (Patrick Adiarte) "You be the rock."
  • (Nancy Kwan) "I be the roll."
  • (Patrick Adiarte) "You be the soup."
  • (Nancy Kwan) "I be the bowl."
  • (Patrick Adiarte) "You be the furnace."
  • (Nancy Kwan) "I'll be the coal."
  • (Nancy Kwan) "Rock, rock, rock, roll, roll, roll."

Reiko Sato as Helen Chao

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Victor Sen Yung as Frankie Wing

  • (Victor Sen Yung) "That's how I see them, gliding through my memoree."

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