The Teahouse of the August Moon

Synopsis: This comedy-drama is partially a gentle satire on America's drive to change the world in the post-war years. One year after World War II, Captain Fisby is sent to the village of Tobiki in Okinawa to teach the people democracy. The first step is to build a school -- but the wily Okinawans know what they really want. They tell him about their culture and traditions -- and persuade him to build something they really want instead: a teahouse. Fisby has a hard time breaking this news to his superiors.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Daniel Mann
Production: MGM
  Nominated for 6 Golden Globes. Another 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.9
Rotten Tomatoes:
86%
APPROVED
Year:
1956
123 min
623 Views


If he has, tell him to report to me

at once. Hurry.

- Sakini.

- Yes, boss?

You are a civilian employee in the pay

of the United States Army...

...and should dress accordingly.

- Yeah.

Pull your socks up.

Very sorry, boss. Very sorry.

- Socks up. Anything more, boss?

- That'll be all.

Is that as fast as you can walk?

No, no, boss, but to walk any faster,

socks fall down.

- Good morning, sir.

- At ease.

I'm gonna get rid of that interpreter.

He doesn't set a good example.

Colonel, sir, we gotta have someone around

who speaks the language.

You're quite right, sergeant, quite right.

It isn't often I make a mistake.

When I do...

- It's a beaut?

- I wasn't going to say that.

- I was gonna say, "By George, I admit it."

- I'm sorry, sir.

Now, we've got a new officer

reporting this morning.

He's been transferred to us

from Psychological Warfare.

I don't suppose you happen to know

who they are.

Aren't they something at the rear

of the rear echelon?

They're just the cream

of the Army's geniuses.

They're just the brains

behind the fighting heart.

Every man Jack of them has a mind

like a steel trap.

We're lucky to be getting

one of their officers.

- I'll watch my step, sir.

- While we're waiting for Captain Fisby...

...I'd like you to make a note

of new signs I want.

The painter hasn't finished the ones

you ordered yesterday, sir.

There's only one answer to that:

Put on another sign painter.

Yes, sir.

Now, I noticed the men were dancing with

each other in the canteen the other night.

Yes, sir. "No dancing allowed."

I didn't say that, Gregovich.

I don't object to the men dancing.

I want them to enjoy themselves. It doesn't

set a good example for the natives...

...to see noncoms

dancing with enlisted men.

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