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Cry for Happy (1961)

U.S. Navy photographic team uses Tokyo geisha house as its home.

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Irving Brecher (screenplay), George Campbell (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Ford ... CPO Andy Cyphers
Donald O'Connor ... Murray Prince
Miiko Taka ... Chiyoko
James Shigeta ... Suzuki
Miyoshi Umeki ... Harue
Michi Kobi Michi Kobi ... Harakichi
Howard St. John ... Vice Adm. Junius B. Bennett
Joe Flynn ... John McIntosh
Chet Douglas Chet Douglas ... Lank
Tsuruko Kobayashi Tsuruko Kobayashi ... Koyuki
Harriet E. MacGibbon ... Mrs. Bennett
Robert Kino Robert Kino ... Mr. Endo
Bob Okazaki Bob Okazaki ... Izumi
Harlan Warde ... Chaplain
Nancy Kovack ... Camille Cameron
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U.S. Navy photographic team uses Tokyo geisha house as its home.

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Taglines:

You'll cry for happy, happy, happy when four U.S. sailors take over a geisha house...geisha girls and all !

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La casa de las tres geishas See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The newsreel sequence or "movie within the movie" was filmed aboard the heavy cruiser USS Los Angeles (CA-135) featuring the ship's then commanding officer CAPT Robert Dornin and various members of the deck department as sideboys. See more »

Soundtracks

Cry for Happy
(uncredited)
Written by George Duning and Stanley Styne
Performed by Miyoshi Umeki
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Dumb movie
22 May 2004 | by Okie_EngineerSee all my reviews

Not a very good movie. I can't remember when this was last shown on the boob tube. Much of it was filmed on location aboard the USS Los Angeles (CA-135), a heavy cruiser once homeported in Long Beach, California. Many ship's company appeared as extras. If you're a Glenn Ford or Donald O'Connor fan, or simply want to see what a heavy gun cruiser looked like, it might be worth your time. Just don't have any expectations beyond that. There are better WWII Navy movies out there, such as "The Enemy Below," "The Caine Mutiny," and "Onionhead." For some good inside info on the making of "Cry For Happy," ask anybody who was serving aboard the LA when this was filmed.


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