MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,934 this week

The Geisha Boy (1958)

 -  Comedy  -  2 November 1958 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 977 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 12 critic

Gilbert Wooley is a second-rate magician who is sent to entertain the troops in the pacific. During his time in Japan he becomes attached to a little orphan boy.

Director:

Writers:

(screen story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 543 titles
created 23 Oct 2011
 
a list of 2568 titles
created 26 Dec 2012
 
a list of 1080 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 71 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Geisha Boy (1958)

The Geisha Boy (1958) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Geisha Boy.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Marie McDonald ...
...
...
Maj. Ridgley
...
...
Kimi Sikita (as Nobu Atsumi McCarthy)
Robert Hirano ...
Mitsuo Watanabe (as Robert Kazuyoshi Hirano)
Ryuzo Demura ...
Ichiyama
The Los Angeles Dodgers ...
Themselves
Carl Erskine ...
Himself (as The Los Angeles Dodgers)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Namigoro Rashomon ...
Baseball player
Edit

Storyline

Gilbert Wooley is a second-rate magician who is sent to entertain the troops in the pacific. During his time in Japan he becomes attached to a little orphan boy.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

japan | magician | orphan | hat | baseball | See more »

Taglines:

MORE THAN GREAT COMEDY HERE'S GREAT ENTERTAINMENT (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

2 November 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Geisha Boy  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The most interesting item in the film is the appearance of the real "Los Angeles Dodgers" who made an appearance in the film playing an exhibition baseball game in Japan. This film appearance was directly after the Dodgers abruptly moved to Los Angeles from Brooklyn which probably enraged New York filmgoers at the time. See more »

Crazy Credits

and introducing Harry Hare See more »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of Lewis's best films
26 September 2007 | by (Edmonton,Canada) – See all my reviews

I think this is one Jerry Lewis's best films. Not only is it incredibly funny, but it evokes compassion (Mr.Wooley's relationship with the young boy is touching, and will make you cry) from the audience without being too sentimental. The Japanese setting is beautiful and exotic, and Miss Kimi is lovely and charming. No wonder Mr.Wooley prefers her to the cold American Sergeant Pearson (Suzanne Pleshette)! When Mr.Wooley accidentally knocks a big Hollywood actress down an airplane staircase--that has to be one of the funniest scenes in any Lewis film. This is a great family movie, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants good comedy with a touch of tenderness in it. It ranks right up there with "The Nutty Professor"(1963).


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Most of his others are on DVD. Why not this one? rcm999
One of his best... SuGaRkAnE_1959
R1 dvd and Blu Ray coming soon. fakrash-alamash
Discuss The Geisha Boy (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?