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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.
While making The Barbarian and the Geisha, John Wayne apparently became so enraged with director John Huston (who was something of a tough guy himself and was nearly as tall as Wayne, but not as massive) that he throttled and punched him out. It is unknown what Huston did to earn the beating, but the director was known to have a mean streak. Wayne later re-enacted the incident for Peter Bogdanovich, who was somewhat terrified to be used as a substitute for Huston.
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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