Cry for Happy (1961)

110 mins | Comedy | 1961

Director:

George Marshall

Writer:

Irving Brecher

Producer:

William Goetz

Cinematographer:

Burnett Guffey

Production Designer:

Walter Holscher

Production Company:

William Goetz Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A William Goetz Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost des
MUSIC
SOUND
Rec supv
MAKEUP
Makeup supv
Hairstyles
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Cry for Happy by George Campbell (New York, 1958).
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Honolulu, Hawaii, opening: 10 February 1961
Copyright Claimant:
William Goetz Productions
Copyright Date:
1 March 1961
Copyright Number:
LP19587
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Eastman Color by Pathé
Widescreen/ratio
Duration(in mins):
110
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

While recuperating in Japan after a Korean combat mission, four Navy photographers--Cyphers, Prince, Suzuki, and Lank--billet themselves in an off-limits geisha house they believe to be vacant. Though they discover four of the girls are still living there, their delight turns to disappointment when they learn that geishas are not exactly what they had imagined. Nevertheless, romance blossoms and the four men happily submit to a life of luxurious pampering. Then a tongue-in-cheek story Cyphers once told some newsmen--that he was fighting the Korean War to help Japanese orphans--gets considerable publicity in the States, and the Navy Department asks for details. The sailors and the geishas quickly borrow some neighbors' children and convert the geisha house into an orphanage. The hoax is a huge success, donations begin to pour in, and Cyphers is able to make the orphanage a reality. At a double wedding, Prince and Suzuki marry two of the girls, while Cyphers and Lank strongly consider following ... +


While recuperating in Japan after a Korean combat mission, four Navy photographers--Cyphers, Prince, Suzuki, and Lank--billet themselves in an off-limits geisha house they believe to be vacant. Though they discover four of the girls are still living there, their delight turns to disappointment when they learn that geishas are not exactly what they had imagined. Nevertheless, romance blossoms and the four men happily submit to a life of luxurious pampering. Then a tongue-in-cheek story Cyphers once told some newsmen--that he was fighting the Korean War to help Japanese orphans--gets considerable publicity in the States, and the Navy Department asks for details. The sailors and the geishas quickly borrow some neighbors' children and convert the geisha house into an orphanage. The hoax is a huge success, donations begin to pour in, and Cyphers is able to make the orphanage a reality. At a double wedding, Prince and Suzuki marry two of the girls, while Cyphers and Lank strongly consider following suit. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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