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      The Geisha Boy

      Released Dec 3, 1958 1h 38m Comedy List
      Reviews 67% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A bumbling magician stumbles from one chaotic situation to the next when he joins a USO tour in the Far East. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine My own rating is a four-letter word: Poor. Dec 3, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Under Tashlin's strong helm and Lewis's well-timed antics, the comedy is amusing in spots. Rated: B- Aug 30, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member A satisfactory film with compassion. The Geisha Boy tells the story of a mediocre magician (Jerry Lewis) who goes to Japan to entertain some soldiers but becomes attached to an orphan boy. The film honestly has the same amount of good and bad qualities. Just to get it out of the way, let's start with the bad. Wasn't a fan of the goofy, idiotic, confusing, and head scratching writing by Frank Tashlin and Rudy Makoul as it was all over the place. The editing by Alma Macrorie was also a head scratcher. But there were also some good qualities. The acting performances from Jerry Lewis, Marie McDonald, Suzanne Pleshette, Nobu McCarthy, and Robert Hirano were quite magnificent as each one portrayed their characters in an impressive and magnificent manner. The film was also very hilarious. There were plenty of gags that made me laugh but what really stole the show was Harry the Hare as all of his scene were quite amusing. The film can be considered a hit or miss but I consider it a hit because Frank Tashlin's The Geisha Boy is a heart warming, sweet, and funny film for the whole family as it teaches audiences about compassion and kindness. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Faith T This is my favorite Jerry Lewis film and has been since I was a child. It remains a wonderful comedy fun for the entire family. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/04/22 Full Review Audience Member Took you through all the range of emotions and left you high note. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Jerry Lewis films are truly in a world of their on, one of few comedians like Jim Carey who can go to any lengths yet still have charm. Many of the major Lewis films where directed by Frank Tashlin who launched his career from Looney Tunes Cartoons. He said he directed the cartoons like live action films but his live action movies like cartoons. The story of a struggling musician trying to make it big in Japan but ends up impressing a lonely Japanese boy. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a sweet harmless little comedy but nothing special, it will help if your a Lewis fan. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the best movies of the greatest Jerry Lewis and Frank Tashlin. That make us remember of Charlie Chaplin classics. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A bumbling magician stumbles from one chaotic situation to the next when he joins a USO tour in the Far East.
      Director
      Frank Tashlin
      Producer
      Jerry Lewis
      Screenwriter
      Frank Tashlin
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 3, 1958, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 1, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 38m
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