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A Majority of One (11-Jan-1962)

Director: Mervyn LeRoy

Writer: Leonard Spigelgass

From a play: A Majority of One by Leonard Spigelgass

Music by: Max Steiner

Keywords: Romantic Comedy

Alec Guinness plays a Japanese businessman falls in love with a Jewish widow from Brooklyn. Since her son-in-law is formulating a business deal with Guinness, some might assume the relationship a ploy for negotiating advantage. Despite both leads obviously miscast, they give decent and largely believable performances. Now somewhat dated adaptation of Spigelgass's successful Broadway play, which ran 559 performances.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ray Danton
19-Sep-1931 11-Feb-1992 The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond
Alec Guinness
2-Apr-1914 5-Aug-2000 Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars
Harriet MacGibbon
5-Oct-1905 8-Feb-1987 Mrs. Drysdale on Beverly Hillbillies
Alan Mowbray
18-Aug-1896 25-Mar-1969 Founding member, Screen Actors Guild
Madlyn Rhue
3-Oct-1935 16-Dec-2003 Marjorie Grant on Bracken's World
Rosalind Russell
4-Jun-1907 28-Nov-1976 Auntie Mame
Gary Vinson
22-Oct-1936 15-Oct-1984 Christy on McHale's Navy


Rosalind Russell   ...   Mrs. Jacoby
Alec Guinness   ...   Koichi Asano
Also Starring
Ray Danton   ...   Jerome Black
Madlyn Rhue   ...   Alice Black
Mae Questal   ...   Mrs. Rubin
Marc Marno   ...   Eddie
Gary Vinson   ...   Mr. McMillon
Sharon Hugueny   ...   Bride
Frank Wilcox   ...   Noah Putnam
Francis De Sales   ...   American Embassy Official
Harriet MacGibbon   ...   Mrs. Putnam
Yuki Shimoda   ...   Asano's secretary
Alan Mowbray   ...   Capt. Norcross


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