Retrospektive 2013

The Geisha Boy

Frank Tashlin
USA 1958
93min
V'13

The washed-up magician Wooley (Lewis) and his white rabbit Harry, which steals the show right from the beginning, have to entertain in Japan the U.S. troops, but maneuver and stumble themselves already on the flight out of the game. Lewis' slapstick comedy gains deeper sense here since Wooley helps with his involuntary comedy a Japanese orphan boy out of his grief and isolation. The movie develops the touching story of two soul mates beyond language barriers.

Credits
  • Jerry Lewis
  • Barton MacLane
  • Marie McDonald
  • Sessue Hayakawa
  • Suzanne Pleshette
  • Nobu McCarthy
  • Robert Hirano
  • Ryuzo Demura
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Frank Tashlin
  • Rudy Makoul
  • Charles Grenzbach
  • Gene Merritt
  • Haskell B. Boggs
  • Alma Macrorie
  • Walter Scharf
  • Hal Pereira
  • Tambi Larsen
  • Edith Head
  • Sy Devore
  • Ernest D. Glucksman
  • Jerry Lewis
Paramount Pictures
35 mm
col
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