The Barbarian and the Geisha

The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)

The geisha girl they sent to love and to destroy the barbarian from the west!

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
  • Release Date: 1958-09-30
  • User Rating: 5.7/10 from 14 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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Townsend Harris is sent by President Pierce to Japan to serve as the first U.S. Consul-General to that country. Harris discovers enormous hostility to foreigners, as well as the love of a young geisha.

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  • John Wayne

    as Townsend Harris
  • Eiko Ando

    as Okichi
  • Sam Jaffe

    as Henry Heusken
  • Sô Yamamura

    as Governor Tamura
  • Ryuzo Demura

    as Thug (uncredited)
Art Lyle R. Wheeler Art Direction
Directing John Huston Director
Production Darryl F. Zanuck Executive Producer
Art Jack Martin Smith Art Direction
Art Walter M. Scott Set Decoration
Sound Hugo Friedhofer Music
Costume & Make-Up Charles Le Maire Costume Design
Editing Stuart Gilmore Editor
Camera Charles G. Clarke Director of Photography
Production Eugene Frenke Producer
Writing Ellis St. Joseph Story
Writing Charles Grayson Writer
Art Don Greenwood Jr. Set Decoration
Camera Arthur Gerstle Assistant Camera