The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)

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In 1856, the first U.S. Consul General to Japan encounters the hostility of the local authorities and the love of a young geisha.



  • The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)
  • The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)
  • John Wayne and Sam Jaffe in The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)
  • John Wayne and Eiko Ando in The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)
  • John Wayne and Eiko Ando in The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)
  • "The Barbarian and the Geisha," 20th Century Fox 1958.

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27 July 2000 | dcorr123
| Atypical John Wayne
An interesting look at Japan prior to opening to the West. John Wayne as America's first consul to Japan arrives in accordance with agreements resulting from Perry's gunboat diplomacy. He is not welcome. Wayne eventually wins his meeting with the Shogun after bring a cholera epidemic, introduced by an American ship, under control. There follows a colorful procession to the capital bearing gifts for the Shogun, including a bottle of Old Tanglefoot. The meeting with the Shogun, the debates among the Japanese nobles and an assassination during an archery exhibit present an interesting look at the politics of the period. Altogether a rather enjoyable movie and besides how often do you get to see the Duke lose a fight to a guy half his size.

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