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26 Ratings

My Geisha

Directed by Jack Cardiff
United States, 1962


A director’s wife poses as a geisha to win the lead in his Japanese production of “Madame Butterfly.”

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My Geisha Directed by Jack Cardiff

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1963 | Nominee: Best Costume Design, Color

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  • Howard Fritzson's rating of the film My Geisha

    2.5 stars. Jack Cardiff was a great cinematographer and a good director. Shirley MacLaine is a good actress. Together they create a character who does not quite gel. However, their efforts are not without merit. The "Madame Butterfly" sequences are stunning but surrounding plot contrivances overwhelm them. Besides, by today's standards, the whole movie is politically incorrect.

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