The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
Average Rating: 6.1/10
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Release Date: Dec 1, 1956 Wide
Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 833
Marlon Brando went out on yet another creative limb when he insisted upon playing sly, philosophical Okinawan interpreter Sakima in the 1956 filmization of John Patrick's Broadway play Teahouse of the August Moon. While he occasionally lapses into "flied lice" stereotyping, for the most part Brando is quite effective and amusing, especially when facing up to the difficult task of speaking directly to the audience. The story is set in Okinawa in the months following V-J Day. Paul Ford (repeating
Dec 1, 1956 Wide
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Huge commercial hit and uncharacteristically light comedy for Brando, after winning the Oscar for the drama On the Waterfront.
Offbeat Brando role is main reason to see this funny service comedy.
Audience Reviews for The Teahouse of the August Moon
- Colonel Purdy: You'll need an interpreter...
- Capt. Fisby: I can study the language.
- Colonel Purdy: No need. We won the war.
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