The Teahouse of the August Moon

Daniel Mann (director)
Vern J. Sneider (novel)
John Patrick (screenwriter)
Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyo (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1956. Collection of four vintage reference photographs from the 1956 film.

Marlon Brando was cast to portray a Japanese native, and underwent an extensive makeover to try and look the part. The film follows a misfit captain sent to westernize the Japanese village of Tobiki on Okinawa. Brando stars as Sakini, a rowdy local who becomes the captain's translator and ambassador.

Set in Okinawa, shot on location in Japan and California.

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.

[Book #141560]