A Majority of One Poster

Release Date: 1961

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
Since her beloved son was killed in World War II, Bertha Jacoby (Rosalind Russell) has nursed a grudge against the entire country of Japan. But when her son-in-law (Ray Danton) is offered a diplomatic position in Tokyo, he and her daughter (Madlyn Rhue) suggest she come and live with them. On the ship, the widowed Bertha tentatively makes friends with the courtly widower Koichi Asano (Alec Guinness). As the relationship blossoms, her daughter and son-in-law deal with their own prejudices.

Cast: Rosalind Russell, Alec Guinness, Ray Danton, Madlyn Rhue, Mae Questel

Director: Mervyn LeRoy

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Mervyn LeRoy

Keywords: Mother, Transformation, Melodramatic, Emotional, Love, Marriage, Daughter, Family, Friendship, 1960s


Nominated Cinematography (Color)
Winner Promoting International Understanding
Winner Picture - Comedy