The Teahouse of the August Moon Poster

Release Date: September 1st, 2008

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary
In the months immediately after the end of World War II, the U.S. Army has occupied the island of Okinawa, Japan, and is trying to Westernize the local population. Hapless Captain Fisby (Glenn Ford) wants to do good by creating a social club and schoolhouse, but the villagers would rather have a teahouse, complete with geishas. The situation looks like a standoff, until the wily, philosophical interpreter Sakima (Marlon Brando) offers his services as a go-between.

Cast: Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyo, Eddie Albert, Paul Ford, Harry Morgan

Director: Daniel Mann

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Amusing, 1940s, Lighthearted, Playful, Madcap

Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Promoting International Understanding