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A Majority of One (1961)

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A gentle love story about a Japanese businessman and widower, and a Brooklyn widow. But before a happy ending can ensue, they must learn again the lessons of tolerance, kindness and forgiveness.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Mrs. Bertha Jacoby
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Koichi Asano
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Jerome Black
Madlyn Rhue ...
Alice Black
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Mrs. Esther 'Essie' Rubin (as Mae Questal)
Marc Marno ...
Eddie
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Mr. McMillon
Sharon Hugueny ...
Bride
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Noah Putnam
Francis De Sales ...
American embassy representative
Yuki Shimoda ...
Mr. Asano's secretary
Harriet E. MacGibbon ...
Mrs. Lily Putnam (as Harriet MacGibbon)
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Captain Norcross
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A gentle love story about a Japanese businessman and widower, and a Brooklyn widow. But before a happy ending can ensue, they must learn again the lessons of tolerance, kindness and forgiveness.

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3 September 1962 (Sweden)  »

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His role as Captain Norcross became the final feature film role for Alan Mowbray, ending a movie career of over thirty years. See more »

Goofs

On ocean liner when Mrs. Jacoby is feeling ill, passenger briefly walks by in background, casting flat shadow against what is obviously just a painted backdrop of a lengthy cruise ship deck. See more »

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Koichi Asano: The hardest word in the English language is "rorripop"
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References The Law and Jake Wade (1958) See more »

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I Only Have Eyes for You
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Music by Harry Warren
Played as Jerry and Alice are sitting on deck talking when Mrs. Jacoby and then Mr. Asano join them
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Gentle and enjoyable
4 April 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a gentle little film that may have it's faults with the hindsight of 40 years, but is enjoyable, especially I feel to those that remember the post WW11 days.

Alec Guinness plays the part beautifully, with his usual master of the character, Rosalind Russel plays a good stereotyped Jewish Mother .... the other characters just fill in between the lines. The only character that I find fault with is 'Eddy' the No. 1 boy of the family in Tokyo. He is obnoxious and completely out of character with a real 'House Boy' of the times that was lucky enough to get a 'cushy number' working for an American Diplomat.

In these days of virtual reality with sex, blood and car chases being the three main criteria of movie making, this movie is like going to a stage production from the 50's...... gentle and enjoyable.


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