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The Geisha Boy (1958)

Approved | | Comedy | 17 December 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.

Director:

Frank Tashlin

Writers:

Frank Tashlin (screen story), Frank Tashlin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
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 ... Self (as The Los Angeles Dodgers)
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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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Tops Everything He's Ever Done! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Trivia

Gil Hodges' first film. 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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Crazy Credits

and introducing Harry Hare See more »

Connections

Referenced in Go, Johnny, Go! (1959) See more »

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Just not at all embarrassing or racist, like you might fear.
5 May 2015 | by Ben_CheshireSee all my reviews

A sentimental Jerry Lewis comedy about a down and out magician who takes a job entertaining the troops in Japan and meets a young mother and her son who hasn't laughed since his father died.

So I've had this one here for years and avoided it because of the title. Even for a Jerry Lewis movie it sounded too dumb or offensive. While it didn't have the genius routines of The Bellboy, but it was entertaining, funny in a few places, but most surprisingly it was likable. Jerry was likable, the supporting cast were likable, and I had a good time.

3/5


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

17 December 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Geisha Boy See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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