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The Geisha Boy (1958)

 -  Comedy  -  2 November 1958 (USA)
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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.

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Maj. Ridgley
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Kimi Sikita (as Nobu Atsumi McCarthy)
Robert Hirano ...
Mitsuo Watanabe (as Robert Kazuyoshi Hirano)
Ryuzo Demura ...
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The Los Angeles Dodgers ...
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Carl Erskine ...
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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.

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

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2 November 1958 (USA)  »

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Der Geisha Boy  »

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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 »

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and introducing Harry Hare See more »

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Spoofs The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) See more »

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Great Jerry Lewis Movie
19 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cute little comedy that I like. Too bad for Suzanne Pleshette, but Jerry stick to love has no boarder motto.

This and Marlon Brando's "Sayonara" surprises me in the friendly attitude the producers has towards the Japanese just 11 years after WWII. Also, the depiction of the Japanese culture is pretty accurate, although it's clear that the movie is not shot in Japan.

This movie was made 2 years after Jerry broke up with Dean, and he shows that he can well hold it on his own.

Shot beautifully, probably in Los Angeles, and few footage from Japan, this movie wouldn't bore you.

This is one of the Jerry Lewis movie that I like.


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