The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)




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This filmization of John Patrick's Broadway play is set in Okinawa in the months following V-J Day. Paul Ford plays an American colonel in charge of the occupation troops. Determined to bring Western civilization to the Okinawans, the colonel assigns captain Glenn Ford to do his bidding.
Classics , Comedy
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Critic Reviews for The Teahouse of the August Moon

All Critics (7)

Huge commercial hit and uncharacteristically light comedy for Brando, after winning the Oscar for the drama On the Waterfront.

Full Review… | February 18, 2013

Time has actually been kind to The Teahouse of the August Moon

Full Review… | January 31, 2009

Offbeat Brando role is main reason to see this funny service comedy.

August 14, 2007

The soft comedy was too much like TV sitcom fare to create much of a fuss.

Full Review… | July 29, 2004
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Audience Reviews for The Teahouse of the August Moon


(*** 1/2): [img][/img] Very fun and entertaining.


Wow. Never even heard of this and came across by accident on Netflix. Part of 1950's Hollywood and probably the USA's attempt at normalizing relations between America and Japan by todays standards the film although mildly entertaining is a train wreck of racism. Taken from a play the authors realise this and the Okinawans led by Marlon Brando in Japanese make-up ( I thought Sean Connery looked bizarre) out wit the American Army sent to "educate" them in the days after World War 2. To his credit Brando does the best he can with the role but still sounds very Brooklynish and his hair looks like he's a young Jor-El from Superman. The cast is good, but Glenn Ford was weak in his part.

Bobby Diablo
Bobby Diablo

The island of Okinawa during the American occupation of the late forties, and Ford's job is to indoctrinate the natives to good ol'Yankee values ... only the Okinawans, led by Marlon Brando as a smiling schemer in Asian makeup, have other ideas. Ugly ideas clothed in a polite approach.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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