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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.

Director:

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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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

York Pictures Corporation 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

Production number # 10326. PCA certificate # 19090, dating from 24 September 1958. 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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References Ikiru (1952) See more »

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Jerry goes to Japan
18 February 2002 | by Petri PelkonenSee all my reviews

Gilbert Wooley (Jerry Lewis) is a magician who goes to entertain the troops in Asia with his rabbit.There he meets a beautiful Japanese girl and a small orphan boy.The Geisha Boy (1958) is directed by Frank Tashlin and it's another hilarious Jerry Lewis movie.It's not quite the best but it still offers many funny scenes.Mr Lewis is one of the best comedians of all time and in the 50's and 60's he ruled the world of comedy.Nowadays there are only a few comedians if any who can reach to his level.This comic who will turn 76 years old next month has made many people laugh for decades.He isn't as popular in USA as he is in Europe, especially in France, which is a shame.I think everybody should notice what a great talent he is.Just watch this movie and I bet you can't stop laughing.And there's only one man to blame for that;Jerry Lewis


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