It's Always Spring (1962)
Reviewed by: duriandave on 2005-11-30
The story of two rival singers, It's Always Spring is chock full of musical numbers, alternating between Helen Li Mei and Julie Yeh Feng from the beginning of the film all the way to the end, when they join together for a very memorable finale. It's not just fame and fortune that the two are fighting for but romance as well. That's the sum of this simple story, but the real pleasure of the film is watching MP&GI's two resident bombshells on screen together. I preferred Yeh Feng's songs, which were more contemporary and upbeat and featured her own distinctive low voice, over Li Mei's songs, which were more traditional and dubbed by singer Winnie Wei. As for the Won Ton song with its infamous innuendos, it seemed more lukewarm than steaming hot—a little disappointing since it was one of the more elaborate numbers. But the final song, with Yeh Feng in a dashing white tux and top hat and Li Mei barefoot in a sexy luau outfit, ends the film in grand style. All in all, It's Always Spring is an enjoyable film but not one of the essential MP&GI musicals. Fans of the stars, however, should definitely check it out.
Reviewer Score: 7