The Teahouse of the August Moon
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The Teahouse of the August Moon
Marlon Brando went out on yet another creative limb when he insisted upon playing sly, philosophical Okinawan interpreter Sakima in the 1956 filmization of John Patrick's Broadway play Teahouse of the August Moon. While he occasionally lapses into "flied lice" stereotyping, for the most part Brando is quite effective and amusing, especially when facing up to the difficult task of speaking directly to the audience. The story is set in Okinawa in the months following V-J Day. Paul Ford (repeating his Broadway role - and replacing Louis Calhern, who died at the start of production)… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Huge commercial hit and uncharacteristically light comedy for Brando, after winning the Oscar for the drama On the Waterfront."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The soft comedy was too much like TV sitcom fare to create much of a fuss."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Time has actually been kind to The Teahouse of the August Moon"
‑ Paul Brenner,
"Offbeat Brando role is main reason to see this funny service comedy."
‑ Steve Crum,
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