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