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The Geisha Boy (1958)

Approved | | Comedy | December 1958 (USA)
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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Frank Tashlin

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Frank Tashlin (screen story), Frank Tashlin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jerry Lewis ... Gilbert Wooley
Marie McDonald ... Lola Livingston
Sessue Hayakawa ... Mr. Sikita
Barton MacLane ... Maj. Ridgley
Suzanne Pleshette ... Sgt. Pearson
Nobu McCarthy ... Kimi Sikita (as Nobu Atsumi McCarthy)
Robert Hirano Robert Hirano ... Mitsuo Watanabe (as Robert Kazuyoshi Hirano)
Ryuzo Demura Ryuzo Demura ... Ichiyama
The Los Angeles Dodgers The Los Angeles Dodgers ... Themselves
Carl Erskine Carl Erskine ... Himself (as The Los Angeles Dodgers)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tsunagorô Rashômon Tsunagorô Rashômon ... Baseball player
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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.

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No. 1 FUN Boy Goes Oriental! See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

December 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Geisha Boy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene in which the 1958 Los Angeles Dodgers are playing "an exhibition game in Japan", the actual ball field is the venerable first Wrigley Field, located in Los Angeles, at Avalon Blvd. and 42nd Place, from 1925 to 1969. The stadium was the first of its name (sorry, Chicago) and was used mainly for minor-league baseball games. Wrigley Field - Los Angeles also masqueraded as Yankee Stadium in the 1942 film "The Pride of the Yankees". See more »

Quotes

Gilbert Wooley: [Upon discovering that his rabbit is actually a female and has had babies] Hey, YOU'RE not a Harry; you're a HARRIET!
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Connections

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

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Not a Lewis fan? This could change your mind!
19 February 1999 | by Mr. OpEdSee all my reviews

This is one of the funniest films, not just in the Jerry Lewis catalog, but ever. Lewis is a clumsy magician, trying to entertain the troops overseas (even in fox holes and under fire). Frank Tashlin's shots of Lewis' white rabbit friend, associate, and confidant are hysterical simply by their brilliant framing (and it's really just a plain old white rabbit!). Of course, there's romance as Lewis befriends a Japanese family with a gorgeous young woman, as well as the kind of sensitive story line with a terribly cute Japanese boy which John Hughes and Steven Spielberg so often fail at. And while we're at it, there's baseball and a Bridge on the River Kwai site gag. Speaking of gags, Lewis being stalked in a Japanese bath and the payoff shot are fabulous. Fun for the whole family and a must see for both Lewis fans and those who've wondered what the fuss was all about.


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