My Geisha (1962)

120 mins | Comedy | 1962

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HISTORY

Filmed on location in ... More Less

Filmed on location in Japan. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
2nd unit photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Cost
MUSIC
MAKEUP
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Dial dir
SOURCES
MUSIC
Selections from "Madame Butterfly" by Giacomo Puccini.
SONGS
"You Are Sympathy to Me," words and music by Hal David and Franz Waxman.
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York showing: 13 June 1962
Copyright Claimant:
Sachiko Productions
Copyright Date:
31 December 1961
Copyright Number:
LP22371
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Technirama
Duration(in mins):
120
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Irritated because he is known merely as the director of his wife Lucy's pictures, Paul Robaix decides to go to Japan and make an art film starring an unknown geisha in the title role of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. The outraged Lucy, accompanied by producer Sam Lewis, follows Paul to Japan and disguises herself as a geisha. When Paul sees her in a tea house and fails to recognize her, she assumes the name of Yoko Mori, takes lessons from Kazumi, a real geisha, passes a screen test and becomes Paul's new discovery. Complications arise when her wolfish leading man, Bob Moore, falls in love with her and asks Paul to help him win Yoko's hand. Shortly before filming is completed, Paul accidentally discovers the deception. Deeply hurt, he feels Lucy has deprived him of his one chance to win recognition without her support. But when Madama Butterfly premieres in Tokyo, Lucy, now wise in the ways of a geisha, appears as herself and tells the applauding audience that Yoko Mori has entered a convent and retired from the screen. She then proudly introduces her husband and gives him the entire credit for the ... +


Irritated because he is known merely as the director of his wife Lucy's pictures, Paul Robaix decides to go to Japan and make an art film starring an unknown geisha in the title role of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. The outraged Lucy, accompanied by producer Sam Lewis, follows Paul to Japan and disguises herself as a geisha. When Paul sees her in a tea house and fails to recognize her, she assumes the name of Yoko Mori, takes lessons from Kazumi, a real geisha, passes a screen test and becomes Paul's new discovery. Complications arise when her wolfish leading man, Bob Moore, falls in love with her and asks Paul to help him win Yoko's hand. Shortly before filming is completed, Paul accidentally discovers the deception. Deeply hurt, he feels Lucy has deprived him of his one chance to win recognition without her support. But when Madama Butterfly premieres in Tokyo, Lucy, now wise in the ways of a geisha, appears as herself and tells the applauding audience that Yoko Mori has entered a convent and retired from the screen. She then proudly introduces her husband and gives him the entire credit for the picture. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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