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The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  December 1956 (USA)
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This comedy-drama is partially a gentle satire on America's drive to change the world in the post-war years. One year after World War II, Captain Fisby is sent to the village of Tobiki in ... See full summary »

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Machiko Kyô ...
Lotus Blossom (as Machiko Kyo)
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Jun Negami ...
Mr. Seiko
Nijiko Kiyokawa ...
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Little Girl
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Sgt. Gregovich (as Henry {Harry} Morgan)
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This comedy-drama is partially a gentle satire on America's drive to change the world in the post-war years. One year after World War II, Captain Fisby is sent to the village of Tobiki in Okinawa to teach the people democracy. The first step is to build a school -- but the wily Okinawans know what they really want. They tell him about their culture and traditions -- and persuade him to build something they really want instead: a teahouse. Fisby has a hard time breaking this news to his superiors. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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All The Riotous Fun Of The Prize-Winning Stage Comedy!

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December 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La casa de té de la luna de agosto  »

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The play "The Teahouse of the August Moon" won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1954. See more »

Quotes

Col. Wainwright Purdy III: You'll need an interpreter...
Captain Fisby: I can study the language.
Col. Wainwright Purdy III: No need. We won the war.
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Soundtracks

Deep in the Heart of Texas
(uncredited)
Lyrics by June Hershey
Music by Don Swander
Sung by Captains Fisby and McLean at the Teahouse
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It just gets better at every screening!
2 December 2003 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

This movie is soooooo funny!

For those who think it is racist, wake-up!!! The Americans are the ones being made fun of! And Brando as a Japanese? Just hilarious!!! Who would have thought?!

I can't believe that some people are saying Glenn Ford stumbles while tying to ad-lib his lines... IT IS CALLED ACTING!!! And he does a wonderful job at it!!!

See this movie, and judge by yourself! 4 1/2 * out of 5


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