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In the months immediately after the end of World War II, the U.S. Army has occupied the island of Okinawa, Japan, and is trying to Westernize the local population. Hapless Captain Fisby (Glenn Ford) wants to do good by creating a social club and schoolhouse, but the villagers would rather have a teahouse, complete with geishas. The situation looks like a standoff, until the wily, philosophical interpreter Sakima (Marlon Brando) offers his services as a go-between.

Cast & Crew

Glenn Ford
Capt. Fisby
Machiko Kyō
Lotus Blossom
Eddie Albert
Capt. McLean
Paul Ford
Col. Wainwright Purdy III
Henry Morgan
Sgt. Gregovich
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Critic Reviews for The Teahouse of the August Moon

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (1)

Audience Reviews for The Teahouse of the August Moon

  • Oct 15, 2009
    <b><center>OH MY GAAWDDDDD! What made me watch this Movie? Eh <u>SCREW YOOOOOO WILL! </u></center><b>One of my best Friend is a huge Marlon Brando Fan and he persuaded me to watch this Movie with him. OH I WAS OVERJOYED I SLEPT LIKE A BABY after like 45 minutes. LMAO. I love Classics, but this one was really strange.
    Lilo C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 17, 2009
    Marlon Brando was a fearless actor who was constantly taking surprising, challenging work. This is one of the last roles anyone would expect him to play, and his performance is fantastic. This is a hilarious, involving film that, although politically incorrect by today's standards, is actually quite wholesome and sweet. The acting across the board is a pleasure to watch. Director Daniel Mann doesn't do anything remarkable with the material, and not all of the execution is perfect. Nevertheless, I was thoroughly entertained, and I would recommend this film to most people. It is the intelligence of the script and the colorful performances that make it so much fun.
    Mike T Super Reviewer
  • Jul 16, 2007
    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.
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