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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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Mrs. Esther 'Essie' Rubin (as Mae Questal)
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Noah Putnam
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Mrs. Lily Putnam (as Harriet MacGibbon)
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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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1000 Meilen bis Yokohama  »

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Although prominently billed in credits, Sharon Hugueny was cut out of film before its release. 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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Where Am I? (Am I in Heaven?)
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Music by Harry Warren
Played when Mrs. Jacoby and Mr. Asano discuss the dateline and Russia on board the ship
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19 January 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

On the movie A Majority of One it must be stated for the time it was made there is nothing racist in the plot at all.

We cannot apply our ideology from now to the past other than to say we would produce it differently! Acting is what it s all about that is Alec Guiness is acting the part of a Japanese man.

He is not supposed to be a Japanese man but is acting the part and therein lies the subtle difference.

My wife enjoyed the movie in its entirety and what patches I glimpsed between trips in from out back of the house! A Majority of One is a movie that is worth watching in entirety


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