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The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by John Huston and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and Eugene Frenke.

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Based on the true story of American diplomat Townsend Harris, his time in Japan in the 1850s and 60s, and his romance with a 17-year-old geisha named Kichi. Their story is one of the most well-known folk tales in Japan. The real Harris died in New York in 1878, and the real Kichi committed suicide in Shimoda in 1892.
Average Shot Length = ~10.5 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~9.7 seconds.
Director Anthony Mann owned the rights to this story, but sold it to Fox after being unable to sign a big enough star to play the lead.
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Also directed by John Huston

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Also produced by Darryl F. Zanuck

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Also released in 1958

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