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The Geisha Boy (1958)

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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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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Storyline

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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Comedy

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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: [in Tokyo] Hoo hoo ! I could chop chopsticks with her anytime.
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Crazy Credits

and introducing Harry Hare See more »

Connections

Featured in Paramount Presents (1974) See more »

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It was exciting to a child
22 August 2002 | by jamesrl48See all my reviews

This movie came to debut when I was ten. It was the rabbit that made me want to go and see it several times. I find this one of Jerry Lewis' better movies, minus Dean Martin. While most of his movies are just stupid, this one had some heart and soul. It is a great movie for children and if it were made to day could only be improved with maybe some special effects. Baseball fans will love it for the scene involving the Los Angeles Dodgers who had just come west from Brooklyn.


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