Directed by: Frank Tashlin. As children my brothers and I would stop whatever we were doing and sit mesmerized in front of the television set whenever a Jerry Lewis movie came on. His movies are great for kids.
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The Geisha Boy. Frank Tashlin 88min. U Certificate.
Gilbert Wooley is a second-rate magician who is sent to entertain the troops in the pacific. During his time in Japan he becomes attached to a little orphan boy. Genre: Comedy.
The comedy team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis was born in The duo quickly became a hugely popular act. At Paramount they did a string of successful comedies, which, along with their films and nightclub appearances, made them the hottest comedy team working — untilthat is, when Dean Martin ended the partnership.
The Geisha Boy is a good Jerry Lewis comedy, one that rips along with never a backward glance at shattered remnants of plot behind it. Frank Tashlin, who wrote and directed, loads in wild sight and sound gags, parodies and takeoffs that relieve Lewis of some comic burden and show him in his best light. Lewis is at his best when he eschews some of the stock physical mannerisms that were originally his trademarks.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Gilbert Wooley is a second-rate magician who is sent to entertain the troops in the pacific.
However, even before his flight from Los Angeles has taken off the ground, he unwittingly — and with some participation of his pet, friend and co-star in the act, Harry the rabbit — incurs the wrath of the show's headliner, actress Lola Livingston Marie McDonaldwith a series of unfortunate accidents. Upon their arrival, as he tries to apologize to Lola, he causes her more embarrassment by tearing up her dress, knocking her down the gangway, and rolling her up in the red carpet to cover up her lack of proper attire. When Kimi brings the boy to Gilbert to thank him, he and the boy become close.
But with a personality of Mr. He made it to fulfill a contractual obligation to the producer Hal Wallis for a Martin and Lewis movie that never got made. Lewis has often cited as his mentor. These three titles have just been released by Olive Films in excellent Blu-ray editions standard DVDs are also available that do justice to the bold, deeply saturated colors of the original productions, a reminder of how color was still considered a nonnaturalistic element in the s, the use of which required a very careful coordination of lighting and set design.