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Gentleman's Agreement

Gentleman's Agreement ★★★ 1947

Magazine writer Phil Green (Peck) looks for a new angle when he agrees to write a series of articles on anti-Semitism for publisher John Minify (Dekker). Phil pretends to be Jewish, and his new identity pervades his life in unexpected ways, almost destroys his relationships. Garfield has a small but powerful role as Phil's Jewish friend Dave, who has long had to deal with both overt and covert prejudice. This movie was Hollywood's first major attack on anti-Semitism. Controversial in its day, yet still timely. 118m/B VHS, DVD . Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm, Anne Revere, June Havoc, Albert Dekker, Jane Wyatt, Dean Stockwell, Nicholas Joy; D: Elia Kazan; W: Moss Hart; C: Arthur C. Miller; M: Alfred Newman. Oscars ‘47: Director (Kazan), Picture, Support. Actress (Holm); Golden Globes ‘48: Director (Kazan), Film—Drama, Support. Actress (Holm); N.Y. Film Critics ‘47: Director (Kazan), Film.

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