Monday, February 28, 2011

A Majority of One (1961)

Notes: 2/28/11
Brooklyn, NY! Reference to Nostrand Ave.
Mae Questel is memorable.
Rosalind Russell does an interesting Jewish widow.
Alec Guinness as a Japanese man? Not so unbelievable.
Interesting story of overcoming prejudice.
Surprisingly long for this kind of story. There aren't even any songs!
Some parts are stage-bound, but it's actually a pretty good film.

Review: B-
Pretty interesting story is aided by a sweet performance by Roselind Russell as a Jewish widow from Brooklyn who ends up meeting and falling in love with a Japanese gentleman, played by Alex Guinness. Despite its length, the film offers an entertaining account of an interracial relationship and its ability to defy the expectations of society.

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