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The Geisha Boy ()


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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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Cast

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Gilbert Wooley
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Lola Livingston
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Mr. Sikita
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Maj. Ridgley
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Sgt. Pearson
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Kimi Sikita (as Nobu Atsumi McCarthy)
Robert Hirano ...
Mitsuo Watanabe (as Robert Kazuyoshi Hirano)
Ryuzo Demura ...
Ichiyama
The Los Angeles Dodgers ...
Themselves
Carl Erskine ...
Self (as The Los Angeles Dodgers)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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GI in Korea (uncredited)
Walter Alston ...
Los Angeles Dodgers Manager (uncredited)
Brad Brown ...
Military Policeman (uncredited)
Stanley Cha ...
Japanese Sportswriter (uncredited)
Gino Cimoli ...
Los Angeles Dodgers Left Fielder (uncredited)
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GI in Korea (uncredited)
Carl Furillo ...
Los Angeles Dodgers Right Fielder (uncredited)
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Col. Adams (uncredited)
Jim Gilliam ...
Los Angeles Dodgers Second Baseman (uncredited)
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Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Gil Hodges ...
Los Angeles Dodgers First Baseman (uncredited)
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Self - on TV (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Mike Mahoney ...
Guard at Lockheed Air Terminal (uncredited)
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Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Lane Nakano ...
Japanese Gardener (uncredited)
Charlie Neal ...
Los Angeles Dodgers Third Baseman (uncredited)
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Audience Member (uncredited)
Tsunagorô Rashômon ...
Baseball Player (uncredited)
Pee Wee Reese ...
Los Angeles Dodgers Shortstop (uncredited)
John Roseboro ...
Los Angeles Dodgers Catcher (uncredited)
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Air Force Sergeant - MATS Desk Clerk (uncredited)
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Osakawa - Japanese Detective (uncredited)
Duke Snider ...
Los Angeles Dodgers Center Fielder (uncredited)
Rodger Terry ...
Military Policeman (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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GI in Korea (uncredited)

Directed by

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Frank Tashlin

Written by

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Frank Tashlin ... (screen story)
 
Frank Tashlin ... (screenplay)
 
Rudy Makoul ... (story)

Produced by

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Ernest D. Glucksman ... associate producer
Jerry Lewis ... producer

Music by

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Walter Scharf

Cinematography by

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Haskell B. Boggs

Film Editing by

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Alma Macrorie

Casting By

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Edward R. Morse

Art Direction by

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Tambi Larsen
Hal Pereira

Set Decoration by

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Robert R. Benton
Sam Comer

Costume Design by

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Sy Devore ... (costumes: men)
Edith Head

Makeup Department

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Dean Cole ... hair stylist
Nellie Manley ... hair stylist
Harry Ray ... makeup artist
Frank Westmore ... makeup artist
Wally Westmore ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Frank Caffey ... production manager
William Davidson ... unit production manager
Curtis Mick ... assistant production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Lloyd Allen ... assistant director
Ralph Axness ... assistant director
Charles C. Coleman ... assistant director (as C.C. 'Buddy' Coleman)
Nat Merman ... assistant director
Hal W. Polaire ... assistant director

Art Department

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Eugene Acker ... standby painter
Cline Jones ... prop shop
Robert McCrellis ... props
Barnard Schoefelt ... props

Sound Department

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Charles Grenzbach ... sound
Gene Merritt ... sound
Bud Parman ... boom operator
Glen Porter ... sound recordist
Keith Stafford ... sound editor
Howard Beals ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
John Smirch ... mike grip (uncredited)
Ted Wasserman ... sound cableman (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Farciot Edouart ... process photography
John P. Fulton ... special photographic effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mal Bulloch ... still photographer
James Grant ... assistant camera
Ken Hunter ... assistant camera
Howard Kelly ... gaffer
Joe Schuster ... best boy
Darrell Turnmire ... company grip
Leonard J. South ... camera operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Alice Moriarty ... casting secretary

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Bud Clark ... costumes: men
Ruth Stella ... costumes: women

Music Department

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Robert Oates ... whistler
Israel Baker ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Arnold Belnick ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Mahlon Clark ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
James Getzoff ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Justin Gordon ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Lily Mahler ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Gale Robinson ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Walter Scharf ... conductor (uncredited)
Harry Sukman ... musician: piano (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Marvin Weldon ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Lionel Comport ... rabbit trainer
Rudy Makoul ... dialogue director
Jack Mintz ... assistant to producer
Richard Mueller ... technicolor color consultant
Art Sarno ... publicist
Yasushi Taguchi ... technical advisor
Snag Werris ... technical advisor
Al Peterson ... craft service (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines MORE THAN GREAT COMEDY HERE'S GREAT ENTERTAINMENT (original print ad - all caps) See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Le Kid en kimono (France)
  • Tú, Kimi y yo (Spain)
  • Le kid en kimono (Canada, French title)
  • Tú, mi conejo y yo (Argentina)
  • De kid in kimono (Belgium, Flemish title)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Film debut of Suzanne Pleshette. See more »
Goofs Gilbert is flown to the Korean front lines in a Helicopter marked U.S. Air Force. While the USAF did operate the Bell 47, they would never be used in a role like this. Gilbert would have been brought up to the front using a US Army Helicopter instead. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957). See more »
Crazy Credits and introducing Harry Hare 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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