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The Geisha Boy

Released 1958
Distributor Paramount Pictures

Thanks to some fancy cinematic footwork, Frank Tashlin and Jerry Lewis stay entirely within the confines of Hollywood for this 1958 farce set in Japan. Jerry is a down and out magician who takes a forlorn orphan boy under his wing (or is it vice versa) leading to the usual mishegoss of tomfoolery and schmaltz. A terrific score from Walter Scharf.

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.