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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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Cast

Credited cast:
... Gilbert Wooley
... Lola Livingston
... Mr. Sikita
... Maj. Ridgley
... Sgt. Pearson
... Kimi Sikita (as Nobu Atsumi McCarthy)
Robert Hirano ... Mitsuo Watanabe (as Robert Kazuyoshi Hirano)
Ryuzo Demura ... Ichiyama
The Los Angeles Dodgers ... Themselves
Carl Erskine ... Himself (as The Los Angeles Dodgers)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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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 »

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Gilbert Wooley: [in Tokyo] Hoo hoo ! I could chop chopsticks with her anytime.
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Jerry Lewis in Peak Form
26 February 2012 | by 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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