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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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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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Although prominently billed in credits, Sharon Hugueny was cut out of film before its release. See more »

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The steering wheel of the taxi cab is on the wrong side. 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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Yoo-Hoo
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Music by Al Jolson
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva
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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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