Cinema: No Tickee, No Worry

Flower Drum Song (Universal-International), a $4,000,000, 133-minute film version of the Broadway musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein, offers the U.S. moviegoer roughly the same sensation he would get if he sat down with a single pair of chopsticks before a tun of Sook Muy Dahn Faah Tong.*

The stage show was the usual product of the R. & H. collaboration: sexy-slick and yet phony-wholesome—a creation in the spirit of a reversible cornflake that can also serve as a sequin. In the movie nothing of value has been eliminated, but nothing of interest has been...

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