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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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Average Shot Length = ~10.5 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~9.7 seconds.
John Huston later dismissed this film, claiming that the final version, re-cut by the studio, didn't resemble his vision at all and that he would've liked to have his name removed from the credits. Stylistically, Huston wanted to make it a particularly Japanese film in terms of photography, pacing, color and narration. According to him, only bits of this attempt were still intact and visible in the theatrical version.
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.
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Also directed by John Huston

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Also released in 1958

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