Chinese stowaway Mei Li arrives in San Francisco with her father to meet her fiancé, wealthy nightclub owner Sammy Fong, in an arranged marriage; but the groom has his eye on his star singer Linda Low. This film version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical is filled with memorable song-and-dance numbers showcasing the contrast between Mei Li's traditional family and her growing fascination with American culture.

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  1. C.Y. Lee


  2. Henry Koster


  3. Joseph Fields


Top Billed Cast

  1. Nancy Kwan

    Nancy Kwan

    Linda Low

  2. James Shigeta

    James Shigeta

    Wang Ta

  3. Benson Fong

    Benson Fong

    Wang Chi-Yang

  4. Jack Soo

    Jack Soo

    'Sammy' Fong

  5. Juanita Hall

    Juanita Hall

    'Auntie' Liang

  6. Reiko Sato

    Reiko Sato

    Helen Chao

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 13m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • November 9, 1961



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