Trivia: Flower Drum Song

  • Breakaway Pop Hit: For all the covers "I Enjoy Being a Girl" receives, it seems a little unlikely that many people can name the musical it originated from, or even recognize it as a Rodgers and Hammerstein piece.
  • Fake Nationality: A good number of the cast members in the film and broadway performances are of Japanese descent. In the film, Madame Liang is played by Juanita Long Hall, who is Afro-American.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!
    • Juanita Long plays Madame Liang, but is more well-known for playing Bloody Mary in South Pacific.
    • Patrick Adiarte, who plays Wang San, was also the crown prince in The King and I.
    • Miyoshi Umeki was recommended to Rogers and Hammerstein as Mei Li after her work in Sayonara.
    • Nancy Kwan plays Linda Low in the film. She had recently starred in The World Of Suzie Wong.
    • Fans of Barney Miller and M*A*S*H will recognize Jack Soo (Sgt. Nick Yemana) as Sammy Fong.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The movie did not come to DVD until 2006, seven years after Rodgers and Hammerstein movies started coming to DVD. Even the long-lost TV special Cinderella and the widely panned State Fair remake beat it to the punch.