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The Teahouse Of The August Moon (DVD) Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford
The Teahouse Of The August Moon Marlon Brando Glenn Ford
Actors: Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyô, Eddie Albert, Paul Ford
Director: Daniel Mann
Genres: Comedy
2hr 3min


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Actors: Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyô, Eddie Albert, Paul Ford
Director: Daniel Mann
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: Warner Brothers
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
Run Time: 2hr 3min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
Subtitles: French, Spanish
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Movie Reviews

Teahouse of the August Moon
Marty Field | Chicago, IL, USA | 03/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was a movie on DVD. It had all the promotional material I'd like to know: actors and director, wide or full screen, black and white or color, sound capabilities, etc. A color picture of the actors on the cover was important. If I hadn't seen it, I'd want to know something about the plot. It actually was a popular play just after World War II and then was filmed in the 1950s.
It's about a well-meaning US Army Lieutenant in Okinawa, who is somewhat of a misfit in the service. He is given the job of carrying out the Pentagon plan for reconstruction for a small village there after the war. He is given a rogue of a native interpreter to help, but the people and interpreter have their own ideas about what's good for them. Along the way he is given a Geisha girl, which adds to the confusion. There are many subtle witicisms and body language communicates even more, which helps as there are two languages. He comes to understand their point of view and adapts to what they want of him. They value his kindness, fairness and abilities. It is a humorous look at cultural views and interaction, sometimes with misunderstanding, but how with good will people can work together for a positive outcome."
They just don't make 'em like they used to!
Richard Muller | Bradenton, Florida USA | 01/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My parents took me to this film at its opening at Loews, in Manhattan, New York. It is a gem of a movie, filled with characters so vivid and well turned out, that it is easy to immerse yourself in it. Up to that time I had only seen Brando in "On The Waterfront", so the transformation was over-whelming! Glenn Ford always seemed to fit the role of a put-upon Army or Navy subordinate, and Paul Ford, who is never able to cope with the depth and complications of the world outside the military. Throw in Eddie Albert as the mad gardener, and a very young Harry Morgan with a yen for 7-star batata, and you have the makings of an absolutely wonderful story. Never mind the wonderful Japanese actors, who not only lend an aura of authenticity, but are really into the making of their story--which opens your eyes to the importance of other people's traditions and culture. If you don't laugh yourself silly, well -- maybe you just need a shot of 10-star batata!!"
Teahouse of the Auguest Moon
Claudette A. Thayer | Arizona | 07/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I took my mother & sister to see this movie back when it first came out in the late 50's....seeing it again brought back some good memories since mom passed away in 2000, and my sister passed away 2 yrs ago, these memories were most welcome.Thank you."
The Teahouse of the August Moon
Harry Brewer | S'port, La. | 12/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"ESSENTIAL MOVIE!!! This movie stars Marlon Brando & Glenn Ford. It's a tour-de-force for Brando in a rare comedic performance. I've never been a fan of Brando but he is excellent in this movie. If you have ever doubted his acting ability then you need to see this in which he portrays an Okinawan(!) &, yes, his makeup includes the slanting of the eyes. Glenn Ford is also excellent in a comedic role which he proved to be very adept at & would do many more times following this movie.

The movie takes place in Okinawa immediately following the end of WWII. The American occupation force is there to assist the Okinawans in their rebuilding effort; & this is where the conflict of cultures comes in, the Okinawans have their own ideas in contrast with what the Americans have in mind. Brando shines as the scheming Sakini, a hustler without peer. Glenn Ford is the harried local commanding officer who's a misfit not in line with his superior officers. The movie also has two excellent co-stars: Paul Ford & Eddie Albert. Paul Ford reprises his role from the Broadway play of the same name.

The DVD does have bonus features that includes the featurette "Operation Teahouse" & a Marlon Brando Trailer gallery. The Buyer should know this DVD version comes from a Marlon Brando set that has been broken up for individual sale. I'm ambivalent about that but the sellers are now charging way too much for this. I was lucky, I didn't pay anywhere near the exorbitant prices that are now reflected by the sellers. This is one of the best comedies ever done & most should at least want to see it or own it. But, honestly, not at the prices they are now charging."