The Teahouse of the August Moon
The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)

This filmization of John Patrick's Broadway play is set in Okinawa in the months following V-J Day. Paul Ford plays an American colonel in charge of the occupation troops. Determined to bring Western civilization to the Okinawans, the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 1, 1956
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2006
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Huge commercial hit and uncharacteristically light comedy for Brando, after winning the Oscar for the drama On the Waterfront.

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Dennis Schwartz
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The soft comedy was too much like TV sitcom fare to create much of a fuss.

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Paul Brenner

Time has actually been kind to The Teahouse of the August Moon

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Steve Crum

Offbeat Brando role is main reason to see this funny service comedy.

Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
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 ...… More
Mike T.
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… More