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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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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

Soundtracks

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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Painfully long...?
3 April 2004 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

Maybe for someone with the attention span of a gnat.

Nice movie. Great portrayal by Alec Guinness. He somehow manages to overcome the impediment of a botox like makeup job to produce a completely convincing Japanese business man. Everything from the way he managed to sit in seiza (position of kneeling) in a relaxed manner to the way he spoke Japanese was convincing. He spoke Japanese with a better Japanese accent than he spoke English with a Japanese accent. The man was a freak. I was expecting something like the gibberish dialog of Kill Bill, but this movie got it right. Nice job done by Rosalind Russell too. Don't know her work, but I will keep my eye out.

Felt compelled to defend this sweet movie.


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