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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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Marie McDonald ...
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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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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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japan | magician | orphan | hat | baseball | See more »

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No. 1 FUN Boy Goes Oriental! See more »

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2 November 1958 (USA)  »

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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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Jerry Lewis in Peak Form
26 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My family loved this movie. Jerry Lewis was hilarious at times with his companion rabbit for his magic shows. Jerry Lewis movies usually take things to an extreme with humor and silliness, but this movie has a nice balance between being funny and developing the friendship with the little boy from Japan. Lewis seems to be very confident in either role and this movie is probably one of my favorites from him. Highly recommend it - it makes a great family night movie. It is a bit odd to see the styles back in the 1950s and to see them wondering around the airport out on the tarmac. Some of his funniest scenes occur during his run ins with the star Hollywood Actress - when they were deplaning down the stairs was very funny and was smoothly performed with some "bumps" for the actress as she made her way down the stairs. Also, the seen with Harry, his rabbit, getting into the same bed as the star actress and Jerry Lewis yelling at him without using an audible voice was hilarious - you knew exactly what he was saying and what he was thinking.


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