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About the Movie
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.
This was a favorite of mine....It would be great to see iTunes add "Rock A Bye Baby" to your library....Another classic Jerry Lewis with Connie Stevens.
Excellent hilarious movie!! Never gets old ! Super comical
One of the lesser know Jerry Lewis movies, but one of our family favorites by far. The relationship of Mr. Wooly and the Geisha boy are priceless. It is funny, clean, and heartwarming. All you want in an A+ Family comedy. Jerry Lewis in his prime and at his finest.
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 1958
- © 1958 by York Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved.