The Barbarian and the Geisha
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The Barbarian and the Geisha
John Wayne's only collaboration with director John Huston turned out to be a major career misstep for both men. Barbarian and the Geisha is the true story of Townsend Harris (Wayne), who in 1856 was appointed the first American consul to Japan. Headquartered in Shimoda, Harris discovers that the Japanese thoroughly mistrust the Americans (and, as it turned out, not without reason). It's an uphill climb, but Harris gradually earns the respect of the local power brokers-and in so doing, is permitted to enter the city of Tokyo. Geisha girl Eiko Ando, originally sent to thwart Harris'… More

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"One of John Wayne's worst and most embarrassing films, in which he is totally miscast and misdirected by Johnn Huston."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Never seems fluid."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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