A Majority of One

A Majority of One

Mervyn LeRoy (1961)

U Certificate


Our Score
The unlikely love affair between a middle-aged Jewish widow and a Japanese diplomat is the subject of this movie, adapted by Leonard Spigelgass from his hit Broadway play. The film, however, directed by Mervyn LeRoy at interminable length, falls flat on its face, due in no small part to disastrous miscasting. The blue-blooded Rosalind Russell never quite convinces as a Brooklyn mother, while Guinness, the master of disguise, substitutes inscrutability for character. Quite painful to behold.


A Jewish widow from Brooklyn takes a trip to Japan after her daughter's boyfriend receives a diplomatic position, and an unlikely romance develops between her and a local businessman. Comedy drama, based on Leonard Spigelgass' stage play, starring Rosalind Russell and Alec Guinness.

Cast & Crew

Mrs Jacoby Rosalind Russell
Koichi Asano Alec Guinness
Jerome Black Ray Danton
Alice Black Madlyn Rhue
Mrs Rubin Mae Questel
Director Mervyn LeRoy
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner Pathe Ltd
Drama Comedy