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      The Teahouse of the August Moon

      1956 2h 3m Comedy List
      86% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 64% Audience Score 500+ Ratings In the months immediately after the end of World War II, the U.S. Army has occupied the island of Okinawa, Japan, and is trying to Westernize the local population. Hapless Captain Fisby (Glenn Ford) wants to do good by creating a social club and schoolhouse, but the villagers would rather have a teahouse, complete with geishas. The situation looks like a standoff, until the wily, philosophical interpreter Sakima (Marlon Brando) offers his services as a go-between. Read More Read Less

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      Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: 3/5 Jun 12, 2003 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Huge commercial hit and uncharacteristically light comedy for Brando, after winning the Oscar for the drama On the Waterfront. Rated: B Feb 18, 2013 Full Review Paul Brenner Filmcritic.com Time has actually been kind to The Teahouse of the August Moon Rated: 3/5 Jan 31, 2009 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com Offbeat Brando role is main reason to see this funny service comedy. Rated: 4/5 Aug 14, 2007 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jun 29, 2005 Full Review Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Rated: 3/5 May 19, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      CodyZamboni Amusing light comedy about two military guys, Glenn Ford and Eddie Albert, finding purpose and meaning in life from bonding with Okinawan villagers, post WW2. Marlon Brando, miscast yes. But he's the heart of the movie. And he gives his all, and shows deft comic timing in an entertaining performance. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/26/23 Full Review jpeterrich Filmed beautifully on location in Okinawa, this fun movie is definitely not PC by today's standards (that criticism misses the satirical point) but this funny "fish out of water" satire features a hilarious performance by Marlon Brando as an Okinawan village fixer (he somehow pulls it off) as well as a great ensemble cast led by Glenn Ford at his deadpan best, Paul Ford as his incompetent superior officer worried only about his quest to become a general in order to please his wife, Harry Morgan as his beleaguered sergeant, and Eddie Albert as an army psychiatrist who is far more interested in horticulture. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/19/22 Full Review Audience Member So Good! One of my favorite Comedies of All-time Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member No swearing no sex no nudity no violence. Normally that would be a not a chance 4 me but this film has hart and amazing characters an a great story.one of the best films I have ever seen. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review steve d Little story and weak attempts at humor Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I was completely entertained for the entire 2 hours of this movie; not much is funnier than Marlon Brando impersonating a Japanese islander. Glenn Ford also puts on an exceptional performance in this movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis In the months immediately after the end of World War II, the U.S. Army has occupied the island of Okinawa, Japan, and is trying to Westernize the local population. Hapless Captain Fisby (Glenn Ford) wants to do good by creating a social club and schoolhouse, but the villagers would rather have a teahouse, complete with geishas. The situation looks like a standoff, until the wily, philosophical interpreter Sakima (Marlon Brando) offers his services as a go-between.
      Director
      Daniel Mann
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      2h 3m