Archie (Archer MacDonald) and Rocky (William Andrews), two G.I.s on
shoreleave in Japan, somehow accidently get hold of a container of highly
explosive pills when trading their uniforms for everyday clothes - and
they don't even know about it. However, everyone else does know
about it, including Tetsu Nakano (Tetsu Nakamura) - the owner of a
geisha house who really works for the main baddie of the film the
Professor (Tatsuo Saito), who has actually invented the explosive pills -,
Peggy (Martha Hyer) - a stewardess who really is an American agent and who
has fallen for Rocky - and Michiko (Michiyo Naori) - a geisha who is
really an American agent as well and who has fallen for Archie.
There is much to and fro with the Professor's men making half-hearted
attempts to get the pills back and with Zoro (Dekao Yoko), a mischievous
hypnotist who works for Peggy, but in the end, the baddies get their just
desserts and our two G.I.s get sent home to the USA with Peggy and
This film is interesting inasmuch as it was shot in Japan during the
time of the American occupation and it gives some accurate insight into
Japanese culture ... which is where the virtues of this film come to an
end. Actually, Geisha Girl is an ill-oncieved blend of travelogue,
espionage story and (unfunny) slapstick comedy that seems to be altering
between these genres quite aimlessly. A lack of proper production values
or decent comic actors further keep this film from making an impact.
A rather obscure film that should remain just that - obscure.