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Geisha Boy, The (1958) DVD Jerry Lewis, Marie McDonald, Nobu McCarthy, Sessue Hayakawa

Regular price $19.99

Geisha Boy, The (1958) DVD Shown in it’s original widescreen presentation. Color, Approx. 97 MIN, beautiful remastered print. Playable in North America (the US, Canada, Mexico, etc.)

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Marie McDonald, Sessue Hayakawa, Barton MacLane, Suzanne Pleshette (in her film debut), Nobu McCarthy, Robert Hirano, Ryuzo Demura, The Los Angeles Dodgers, and Carl Erskine. Produced by Jerry Lewis. Written by Frank Tashlin and Rudy Makoul. Directed by Frank Tashlin.

When the film begins, Gilbert Wooley (Jerry Lewis) is flying along with his rabbit, Harry, on an Air Force plane bound for a USO tour of Japan. However, along the way, Gilbert (not unexpectedly) makes a total nuisance of himself. It ultimately results in him ripping the dress off an obnoxious but famous actress (Marie McDonald)--and he is to be punished by being sent on a tour of the front lines in Korea. But during his bumbling, he impresses a little Japanese boy (Robert Hirano) who apparently has been depressed. The boy instantly bonds with Gilbert and now there is a can Gilbert leave Japan following his Korean tour? After all, the kid sees him as his new step-father!

The film has a lot of goofy laughs but at heart is appears to actually be a re-working of the famous Chaplin film, "The Kid", and goes for those same sorts of heartwarming scenes between Jerry and the boy...and these work very well. Overall, a delightful film.

“Jerry's a Mirth-quake! Tops Everything He's Ever Done!”