The Barbarian and the Geisha

The Barbarian and the Geisha

John Wayne
Director: John Huston Cast: John Wayne
John Wayne
, Eiko Ando
Eiko Ando
, Sam Jaffe
Sam Jaffe
John Huston

Blu-ray (Wide Screen / Bonus DVD / Dubbed)

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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' mission, falls in love with him and protects him from harm. Though running only 104 minutes, the film seems to drag on for eons. Filmed on location, The Barbarian and the Geisha is consistently good to look at, but the discomfort of both star Wayne and director Huston is painfully obvious in every frame.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/13/2012
UPC: 0024543836100
Original Release: 1958
Rating: NR
Source: 20Th Century Fox
Region Code: ABC
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 13,641

Special Features

Disc 1 - Blu-ray The Barbarian and the Geisha in High Definition Fox Movietone News: Barbarian's Geisha Here For Premiere Fox Movietone News: Barbarian and Geisha Rates Critical Raves Fox Movietone News: Paris and Milan Premieres Fox Movietone News: Milan Premiere Original Theatrical Trailer Photo Gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne Townsend Harris
Eiko Ando Okichi
Sam Jaffe Henry Heusken
So Yamamura Tamura
Norman Thomson Ship Captain Edmunds
James Robbins Lt. Fisher
Kodaya Ichikawa Daimyo
Hiroshi Yamato The Shogun
Tokujiro Iketaniuchi Harusha
Takeshi Kumagai Chamberlain
Fuju Kasai Lord Hotta
Noriyuki "Pat" Morita Prime Minister

Technical Credits
John Huston Director
Charles G. Clarke Cinematographer
Warren B. Delaplain Sound/Sound Designer
W.D. Flick Sound/Sound Designer
Eugene Frenke Producer
Hugo W. Friedhofer Score Composer
Stuart Gilmore Editor
Charles Grayson Screenwriter
Don Greenwood Set Decoration/Design
Webb Overlander Makeup
Joseph E. Richards Asst. Director
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
Jack Martin Smith Art Director
Ellis St. Joseph Original Story
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Barbarian and the Geisha
1. Main Titles [3:36]
2. The Black Ship [2:15]
3. Strangers [6:20]
4. The Flag Controversy [2:44]
5. A Letter for Governor Tamura [:22]
6. Dinner Party [2:50]
7. Okichi [7:02]
8. A Geisha's Duty [2:45]
9. Defending Her Honor [3:07]
10. The Demon Of Death [3:18]
11. Cleansing Shimoto [4:52]
12. Goodbye, In Any Language [6:29]
13. Seeing Eye To Eye [1:57]
14. The Long-Awaited Journey [5:38]
15. Arrival Into Edo [3:12]
16. Meeting The Shogun [2:50]
17. The Community Of Nations [1:39]
18. Different Husbands, Different Wives [3:49]
19. Crossroads Of The World [4:36]
20. Assassination [5:36]
21. The Treaty Vote [:33]
22. Death For Harris [1:42]
23. Okichi's Sacrifice [1:43]
24. Forever/End Titles [4:09]

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