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My Geisha (1962)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | February 1962 (Austria)
An actress disguises herself as a geisha in order to land the lead role in her director husband's film version of 'Madam Butterfly'.

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Cast

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Lucy Dell / Yoko Mori
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Paul Robaix
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Sam Lewis
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Kazumi Ito
Tatsuo Saitô ...
Kenichi Takata
Tamae Kyokawa ...
Amatsu Hisako
Ichirô Hayakawa ...
Hisako
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Leonard Lewis
Tsugundo Maki ...
Shiga
George Furness ...
George (Robaix's butler)
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Storyline

Paul Robaix is a well known director, married to Lucy Dell, a famous movie star. Robaix wants to make a movie of the classic play Madame Butterfly, but he doesn't want his wife to play the leading part, as in his previous pictures. Producer Sam Lewis and Lucy Dell think up a scheme to get her in the picture after all. Lucy disguises as a Geisha, and gets the leading part in the picture. When Robaix finds out he gets so mad, he wants to divorce Lucy... Written by Christian Siemons <siemons@bigfoot.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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February 1962 (Austria)  »

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Mi dulce Geisha  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shu Uemura took over the makeup for MacLaine's Geisha role after Michael Westmore fell ill. The international recognition Uemura received for his work enabled him to launch his own cosmetics company. See more »

Goofs

A huge premiere is planned for the movie Lucy is working on mere days after the final scene is shot; in reality, a major film of the magnitude she's starring in would take months for editing and other post-production work. See more »

Quotes

Kazumi Ito: No one before you, my husband, not even I.
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Connections

Featured in The 68th Annual Academy Awards (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

MADAMA BUTTERFLY
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Written by Giacomo Puccini, Luigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa
Performed by Shirley MacLaine (dubbed by Michiku Sunahara) and Robert Cummings (dubbed by Barry Morell)
Conducted by Franz Waxman
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Shirley shines.
5 October 2002 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

What on the surface appears to be an improbable plot line becomes increasingly plausible due to the combination of great make up work, spectacular costuming, (Edith Head) and a truly amazing performance by Shirley Maclaine. Crisp, sharp focus, color cinematography, interesting locations and set design, combine with a genuine fondness for Japanese culture resulting in an admirable early 60's comedy/drama.


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