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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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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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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

Gil Hodges' first film. See more »

Quotes

Gilbert Wooley: Gee that's terrible. 'The Oversexed Major'... Besides soldiers can't be sexy... Not with the food the army gives them to eat.
[laughs uncomfortably]
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Great Jerry Lewis Movie
19 September 2012 | by ebiros2See 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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