A Majority of One

A Majority of One

Rosalind Russell
Director: Mervyn LeRoy Cast: Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
, Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
, Ray Danton
Ray Danton
Mervyn LeRoy

DVD (Wide Screen)

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This standard love story adapted by Leonard Spigelgass from his stage play was acclaimed when it was released for probing into the nature of prejudice. Rosalind Russell plays Mrs. Jacoby, a Jewish widow living in Brooklyn whose daughter Alice (Madlyn Rhue) is married to Jerome (Ray Danton), a U.S. diplomat newly assigned to Japan. Because of Jerome's new post, Mrs. Jacoby decides to visit the land of the rising sun, and once there, she meets Koichi Asano (Alec Guinness). Asano is a suave, sophisticated, and wealthy man with an aesthetically impressive Tokyo home. After the two meet, love starts to blossom. This was one of the rare '60s films geared to the older set but it is significant that even during this period Hollywood still chose to cast a white actor (albeit Alec Guinness!) in the role of Asano.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/18/2009
UPC: 0883316199619
Original Release: 1961
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:35:00
Sales rank: 8,486

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rosalind Russell Mrs. Jacoby
Alec Guinness Koichi Asano
Ray Danton Jerome Black
Madlyn Rhue Alice Black
Mae Questel Mrs. Rubin
Marc Marno Eddie
Gary Vinson Mr. McMillan
Sharon Hugueny Bride
Frank Wilcox Noah Putnam
Francis de Sales American embassy representative
Yuki Shimoda Mr. Asano's secretary
Harriet MacGibbon Mrs. Putnam
Alan Mowbray Capt. Norcross
Lillian Adams Mrs. Stein (uncredited)
Dale Ishimoto Taxi Driver
Tsuruko Kobayashi Mr. Asano's Daughter-in-Law
Belle Mitchell Neighbor
Arlen Stuart Actor

Technical Credits
Mervyn LeRoy Director,Producer
Philip W. Anderson Editor
John Beckman Art Director
Murray Cutter Musical Direction/Supervision
Ralph S. Hurst Set Decoration/Design
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Jean Burt Reilly Makeup
Leonard Spigelgass Screenwriter
Max Steiner Score Composer
Harry Stradling Cinematographer

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