Struggling magician, The Great Wooley (Jerry Lewis) and his lop-eared partner Harry Hare plan to dazzle audiences with magical feats during their USO tour of Japan and Korea. Jerry combines his trademark antics with a compassionate central story: an orphaned Japanese boy is drawn out of his shell by the magician’s humor and caring. The film features the Los Angeles Dodgers and Suzanne Pleshette’s screen debut as young soldier with a soft spot for Jerry. The bridge on the River Kwai star, Sessue Hayakawa appears as the boy’s grandfather who just happens to be building a miniature version the bridge from the classic film. This was the fourth (of eight) collaboration between Jerry and director Frank Tashlin (Who’s Minding the Store).

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Geisha Boy (1958)

Comedy

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Struggling magician, The Great Wooley (Jerry Lewis) and his lop-eared partner Harry Hare plan to dazzle audiences with magical feats during their USO tour of Japan and Korea. Jerry combines his trademark antics with a compassionate central story: an orphaned Japanese boy is drawn out of his shell by the magician’s humor and caring. The film features the Los Angeles Dodgers and Suzanne Pleshette’s screen debut as young soldier with a soft spot for Jerry. The bridge on the River Kwai star, Sessue Hayakawa appears as the boy’s grandfather who just happens to be building a miniature version the bridge from the classic film. This was the fourth (of eight) collaboration between Jerry and director Frank Tashlin (Who’s Minding the Store).

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Cast
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Jerry Lewis

Gilbert Wooley
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Marie McDonald

Lola Livingston
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Sessue Hayakawa

Mr. Sikita
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Barton MacLane

Maj. Ridgley
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Suzanne Pleshette

Sgt. Pearson
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Nobu McCarthy

Kimi Sikita
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Robert Hirano

Mitsuo Watanabe
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Ryuzo Demura

Ichiyama
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The Los Angeles Dodgers

Themselves
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Carl Erskine

Himself
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Murray Alper

GI in Korea (uncredited)
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Walter Alston

Los Angeles Dodgers Manager (uncredited)
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Stanley Cha

Japanese sportswriter (uncredited)
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Douglas Fowley

GI in Korea (uncredited)
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Alex Gerry

Colonel Adams (uncredited)
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Alec Guinness

Himself (as Col. Nicholson) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Gil Hodges

Los Angeles Dodgers First Baseman (uncredited)
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Bob Hope

Himself (on TV) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Mike Mahoney

Guard at Lockheed air terminal (uncredited)
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Sid Melton

Taxi driver (uncredited)
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Lane Nakano

Japanese gardener (uncredited)
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John Roseboro

Los Angeles Dodgers Catcher (uncredited)
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Michael Ross

Air Force Sergeant, MATS Desk Clerk (uncredited)
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Teru Shimada

Osakawa, Japanese Detective (uncredited)
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Dick Whittinghill

Reporter (uncredited)
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Dave Willock

GI in Korea (uncredited)
Crew
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Frank Tashlin

Director
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Rudy Makoul

Writer
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Frank Tashlin

Writer
Disc Releases
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Geisha Boy

(DVD)

2/14/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

The Geisha Boy

(Blu-ray)

2/14/2012

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