Gentleman’s Agreement (TCF 1947, Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire)

Gentleman's Agreement

Gentleman’s Agreement is easily the best of the few Hollywood treatments of anti-Semitism. Gregory Peck gives the right gravity to his role of a magazine reporter who comes to understand in a personal way the barriers imposed by prejudice when, to add depth to his magazine feature, he takes on a Jewish identity. Hart wrote the script, based on the novel by Laura Z. Hobson.

The novel of Gentleman’s Agreement was inspired by a Time magazine article about Rep. John Rankin’s offensive use of slurs in an anti-Semitic congressional speech that received applause instead of the warranted protests.

Academy Award Nominations: 8, including Best Actor: Gregory Peck; Best Actress: Dorothy McGuire; Best Supporting Actress: Anne Revere; Best Screenplay.

Gregory Peck as Philip Schuyler Green
Dorothy McGuire as Kathy Lacy
John Garfield as Dave Goldman
Celeste Holm as Anne Dettrey
Anne Revere as Mrs. Green
June Havoc as Elaine Wales
Albert Dekker as John Minify
Jane Wyatt as Jane
Dean Stockwell as Tommy Green
Nicholas Joy as Dr. Craigie
Sam Jaffe as Professor Fred Lieberman
Harold Vermilyea as Lou Jordan
Ransom M. Sherman as Bill Payson

crew details
Director: Elia Kazan
Screenwriter: Moss Hart
Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck
Director of Photography: Arthur Miller
Editor: Harmon Jones
Composer: Alfred Newman
Production Designers: Mark-Lee Kirk, Lyle Wheeler

production details
Country: USA
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
Year of Release: 1947
Duration: 118 minutes

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