V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Geisha Boy

V' 13

The Geisha Boy

Frank Tashlin
USA, 1958
93min, OF

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The Geisha Boy

Frank Tashlin
USA, 1958
, 93min, OF

Actors: 
Jerry Lewis
Marie McDonald
Sessue Hayakawa
Barton MacLane
Suzanne Pleshette
Nobu McCarthy
Robert Hirano
Ryuzo Demura
The Los Angeles Dodgers
Contributors: 
Producers
Ernest D. Glucksman
Jerry Lewis
Screenplay: 
Frank Tashlin
Rudy Makoul
Sound: 
Charles Grenzbach
Gene Merritt
Camera: 
Haskell B. Boggs
Editor: 
Alma Macrorie
Composer: 
Walter Scharf
Decoration: 
Tambi Larsen
Hal Pereira
Costume: 
Sy Devore
Edith Head

Production: 
Paramount Pictures
Format: 
35 mm
Color

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.

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