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The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)

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123 min | Comedy, Drama

In post-WWII Japan, an American captain is brought in to help build a school, but the locals want a teahouse instead.
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John Patrick (screenplay) (play) | Vern J. Sneider (book)
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$3,926,000
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Release date
Dec 1956 (United States)

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Marlon Brando
Sakini Sakini   See fewer
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Glenn Ford
Capt. Fisby Capt. Fisby   See fewer
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Machiko Kyô
Lotus Blossom (as Machiko Kyo) Lotus Blossom (as Machiko Kyo)   See fewer
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Eddie Albert
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Paul Ford
Col. Wainwright Purdy III Col. Wainwright Purdy III   See fewer
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Jun Negami
Mr. Seiko Mr. Seiko   See fewer
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Nijiko Kiyokawa
Miss Higa Jiga Miss Higa Jiga   See fewer
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Mitsuko Sawamura
Little Girl Little Girl   See fewer
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Harry Morgan
Sgt. Gregovich (as Henry {Harry} Morgan) Sgt. Gregovich (as Henry {Harry} Morgan)   See fewer
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Jane Chung
Woman Woman   See fewer
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Carlo Fiore
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Grayson
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Harvey Jr.
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Miyoshi Jingu
Old Woman on Jeep (uncredited) Old Woman on Jeep (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roger McGee
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dansho Miyazaki
Sumata's Father (uncredited) Sumata's Father (uncredited)   See fewer
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Minoru Nishida
Mr. Sumata (uncredited) Mr. Sumata (uncredited)   See fewer
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Aya Oyama
Daughter on Jeep (uncredited) Daughter on Jeep (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kichizaemon Sarumaru
Mr. Hokaida (uncredited) Mr. Hokaida (uncredited)   See fewer
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Shichizo Takeda
Ancient Man (uncredited) Ancient Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Tokunaga
Mr. Omura (uncredited) Mr. Omura (uncredited)   See fewer
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Raynum K. Tsukamoto
Mr. Oshira (uncredited) Mr. Oshira (uncredited)   See fewer
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Yosan Tsuruta
Judge (uncredited) Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 2,901 votes