The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Mar. 2, 1959

A Majority of One (by Leonard Spigelgass). Problem: Can a plump Jewish widow (Gertrude Berg) from Brooklyn find enduring happiness with a rich Buddhist-Shintoist Japanese textile tycoon (Sir Cedric Hardwicke)?

Romance flowers for Mr. Asano and Mrs. Jacoby on board ship for Japan. A grieving widower, he has lost a daughter at Hiroshima; she, a son fighting the Japanese. What seems to make Mrs. Jacoby irresistible to Mr. Asano is that she keeps dropping magazines and mothers his cold with Smith Bros, cough drops. The couple soon let woebegones be woebegones, but Mrs. Jacoby's...

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