American Geisha

American Geisha
Type TV Movie
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Pam Dawber Actor Gillian Burke 1 1000001
Richard Narita Actor Kangoro 1 1000002
Stephanie Faracy Actor Katy 1 1000003
Robert Ito Actor Mr Hashimoto 1 1000004
Dorothy McGuire Actor Ann Suzuki 1 1000005
Clare Nono Actor Yoshiko 1 1000006
Beulah Quo Actor Kangoro's Mother 1 1000007
June Angela Actor Kohana 1 1000008
Takayo Fischer Actor Okaasan 1 1000009
Emily Kuroda Actor Kikusen 1 1000010
Lily Mariye Actor Shizue 1 1000011
Randy DeVol Actor Tomio 1 1000012
Kenji Kamei Actor Tanaka 1 1000013
Charles Roche Actor Peter 1 1000015
Hitashi Hamano Actor Mr Wada 1 1000016
Yoshihitsu Oda Actor Kangoro's Father 1 1000017
Lee Philips Director n/a 2 2000001
Dick Berg Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Ted Field Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Richard O'Connor Producer n/a 3 3000003
Randy Siegel Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Judith Mitchell Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Liza Dalby Book as Source Material ("Geisha") 120888 4000002
Matthew Leonetti Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
George Nicholson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Miles Goodman Music n/a 120781 8000001
Kinya Uchida Art Director art direction 183 9000001
Yoko Higashida Hair hairstyles 120794 13000001
Marehide Koike Makeup n/a 353 13000002
Takeshi Yamazaki Wardrobe n/a 120823 13000003
Bob Miller Sound n/a 120816 14000001
A contemporary drama based on American anthropologist Liza Dalby's experiences as a foreigner living in the world of the Japanese geisha in Kyoto for her graduate paper at Stanford University. It was published in 1983 under the title, "Geisha," which was also the original title of the film, produced entirely on location in Tokyo and Kyoto in the summer of 1985. Portions of the movie are uncomfortably similar to the earlier "Girls of the White Orchid," when the fictional Gillian Burke is forced to work in seedy Japanese bars, fending off the advances of amorous businessman. (Both movies, incidently, featured Richard Narita, with whom the leading lady in each gets involved).