Gentleman's Agreement

Gentleman's Agreement

Synopsis

"Fox production chief Darryl Zanuck staked his professional reputation on using an all-star cast – led by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and John Garfield – to deliver a high-minded picture directed against anti-Semitism. Kazan rose to the challenging assignment of adapting celebrated playwright Moss Hart's first screenplay while avoiding didacticism or an oversimplification of the film's subject. Without diluting the message of Gentleman's Agreement, Kazan added psychological depth and nuance by sensitively rendering the wayward paths of an awakening consciousness and the stubborn, unspoken contradictions that frustrate and foster relationships." – Harvard Film Archive

Technical Specs

Director: Elia Kazan
Year: 1947
Country: USA
Language: English
Duration: 118 min
Colour: B/W