The Geisha Boy [DVD] [1958]

  • SKU: 19782075
  • Release Date: 02/14/2012
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

Synopsis


The Geisha Boy
Jerry Lewis, plays a third-rate USO magician named Gilbert Woolley, working the Far East circuit with his pet rabbit Harry. Nearly fired for accidentally humiliating haughty movie star Marie McDonald, Gilbert's career is salvaged by kindly Japanese aristocrat Sessue Hayakawa; it seems that Gilbert is the only person who is able to make Sessue's lonely, orphaned nephew Robert Hirano laugh. An international incident nearly develops when hero-worshipping Hirano tries to follow Gilbert back to the US, whereupon the poor prestidigitator is accused of being a kidnaper. Like most of the Jerry Lewis/Frank Tashlin collaborations, The Geisha Boy is highlighted by several eye-popping sight-gag sequences. The best bits include a ballpark scene featuring several members of the 1958 Los Angeles Dodgers (notably Gil Hodges) and a sledgehammer-subtle "throwaway" concerning Sessue Hayakawa's previous appearance in Bridge on the River Kwai. Less successful are the maudlin scenes between Jerry Lewis and little Robert Hirano, with both performers ladling on pathos with a trowel. Oh, yes: Geisha Boy served as the film debut of Suzanne Pleshette. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jerry Lewis
    Jerry Lewis - Gilbert Wooley
  • Marie McDonald
    Marie McDonald - Lois Livingston
  • Sessue Hayakawa
    Sessue Hayakawa - Mr. Sikita
  • Barton MacLane
    Barton MacLane - Maj. Ridgley
  • Suzanne Pleshette
    Suzanne Pleshette - Pvt. Betty Pearson



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Family Fun with Jerry Lewis

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    Luscan
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    One of the better Jerry Lewis movies made after his split with Dean Martin. Jerry appears as an inept magician with a white rabbit named Harry as a constant companion. Together, they travel to Japan to perform as part of a goodwill tour sponsored by the State Department. While there, Jerry befriends a young boy who constantly follows him around. Jerry gets into one hilarious jam after another everywhere he goes in Japan. The 1958 Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team (their first year in LA after the move from Brooklyn) makes a cameo appearance in this film. Overall, very entertaining and funny with a couple of touching moments between Jerry and his young friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great dvd movie

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    Angels4BobSeger
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    The shipping of this was fast. Was a great price .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    Tbird65
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    Great Movie would recommend highly, will watch it again and again

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie

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    nwo23
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    I brought this for a friend. They enjoy the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    Mickey
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    This is one of my favorite Jerry Lewis movies. Glad I was able to purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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