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Gentleman's Agreement -- A writer passes himself off as Jewish to pen a series of articles on anti-Semitism, and what he learns opens his eyes to the bigotry in the world around him.


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Laura Z. Hobson (novel)
Moss Hart (screen play)
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Release Date:
February 1948 (USA) See more »
A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Groundbreaking See more (111 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gregory Peck ... Philip Schuyler Green

Dorothy McGuire ... Kathy Lacy

John Garfield ... Dave Goldman

Celeste Holm ... Anne Dettrey

Anne Revere ... Mrs. Green

June Havoc ... Elaine Wales

Albert Dekker ... John Minify

Jane Wyatt ... Jane

Dean Stockwell ... Tommy Green
Nicholas Joy ... Dr. Craigie

Sam Jaffe ... Professor Fred Lieberman
Harold Vermilyea ... Lou Jordan
Ransom M. Sherman ... Bill Payson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monya Andre ... (uncredited)
Louise Buckley ... Mother (uncredited)
Patricia Cameron ... (uncredited)
Jack Conrad ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Curt Conway ... Bert McAnny (uncredited)
Olive Deering ... First Woman (uncredited)
Irene Dehn ... (uncredited)
Jane Earle ... Child (uncredited)
Morgan Farley ... Resort Clerk (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Grace Field ... Old Lady (uncredited)
Helen Gerald ... Page Girl (uncredited)
Fred Godoy ... (uncredited)
Wilton Graff ... Maitre d' (uncredited)
Jane Green ... Second Woman (uncredited)

Virginia Gregg ... Third Woman (uncredited)
Tom Handley ... (uncredited)
Joe Haworth ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Hallene Hill ... Old Lady (uncredited)
Edna Holland ... (uncredited)
Art Howard ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Bert Howard ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Mauritz Hugo ... Guest at Anne's Party (uncredited)
Boyd Irwin ... (uncredited)
Robert Karnes ... First Ex-GI in Restaurant (uncredited)
Leo Kaye ... Porter (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Nightclub Table Extra (uncredited)
Victor Kilian ... Olsen (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Raymond Largay ... (uncredited)
Gustave Lax ... Waiter (uncredited)
George Leigh ... (uncredited)
Lewis Leverett ... Father (uncredited)
Arthur Little Jr. ... (uncredited)
Kathleen Lockhart ... Mrs. Jessie Minify (uncredited)
Louise Lorimer ... Miss Miller (uncredited)
Lee MacGregor ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Adrienne Marden ... (uncredited)
Marion Marshall ... Guest (uncredited)
Noel Mills ... Mother (uncredited)
Marlyn Monk ... Receptionist (uncredited)
Henry Mowbray ... (uncredited)
Howard Negley ... Joe Tingler (uncredited)

Gene Nelson ... Second Ex-GI in Restaurant (uncredited)
John Newland ... Bill (uncredited)
Stella Rae ... Old Lady (uncredited)
Herbert Ratner ... Father (uncredited)
Pattie Robbins ... Receptionist (uncredited)

Roy Roberts ... Mr. Calkins (uncredited)
Wallace Scott ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Hotel Lobby Extra (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland ... Guest at Anne's Party (uncredited)
Laura Treadwell ... (uncredited)
Robert Warwick ... Irving Weisman (uncredited)
Jesse White ... Elevator Starter (uncredited)

Frank Wilcox ... Harry (uncredited)
Barbara Woodell ... (uncredited)
Mary Worth ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Elia Kazan 
Writing credits
Laura Z. Hobson (novel "Gentleman's Agreement")

Moss Hart (screen play)

Elia Kazan  screenplay revision (uncredited)

Produced by
Darryl F. Zanuck .... producer
Original Music by
Alfred Newman 
Cinematography by
Arthur C. Miller (director of photography) (as Arthur Miller)
Art Direction by
Mark-Lee Kirk 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
Set Decoration by
Paul S. Fox (set decorations)
Thomas Little (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Kay Nelson 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Production Management
Raymond A. Klune .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Saul Wurtzel .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Don B. Greenwood .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Alfred Bruzlin .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
Matt Hovland .... foley mixer (2009 Restoration)
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director
Sam Benson .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Harmon Jones .... editorial supervisor
Lyman Hallowell .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Edward B. Powell .... orchestral arrangements (as Edward Powell)
Other crew
Darryl F. Zanuck .... presenter
Michael Audley .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Martha Manor .... stand-in (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Laura Z. Hobson's Gentleman's Agreement" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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118 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:S | Spain:13 | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1990) | USA:Approved (PCA #12488) | West Germany:12 (f) (w)
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In 1984 Peck claimed to have been misquoted in a 1967 interview in which he said Kazan was the wrong director for "Gentleman's Agreement." The actor said, "That's a misunderstanding. I don't think there could have been a better director for the film." What I meant was that he and I didn't have a rapport; emotionally, we were not on the same wave length. I don't think that I did my best work for him. If I worked with him now - as a mature man - I think I would give him everything he would want."See more »
Factual errors: When Phil is taking Tommy to meet his (Phil's) mother at Saks Fifth Avenue, they stop in front of the statue of Atlas outside Rockefeller Center. In the shot of the two of them talking, with Fifth Avenue in the background, Saks is directly behind them, diagonally across the street on the right, with St. Patrick's Cathedral on the left. But when Phil looks at his watch and tells Tommy they'd better leave to meet grandma, the two hurry off back north along Fifth Avenue - in the completely opposite direction of the plainly visible Saks.See more »
Kathy Lacey:Oh, Dave, we couldn't get married without you. What happened?
Dave Goldman:Nothing. That's just it. I can't abandon my family forever, and I can't find a house or an apartment. If it was just me, I'd sleep on the subway, but I've got Carol and the kids. I've got to go back. I'm licked.
Phil Green:But that means your job, your whole future.
Dave Goldman:I'll live. I've done it before.
Kathy Lacey:But, Dave, that's terrible.
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54 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
Groundbreaking, 22 June 2006

I hate to say it, but before I saw this movie, I did not realize that there was racism against Jews in the post war period. I couldn't understand it: why would Americans promote the very thing they fought against in the war? Then I was informed that they weren't fighting against racism or discrimination, but against the Nazi regime and genocide. There is a large difference between one person's opinion and a government policy. I'm a teenager, and the fact that Jews were still discriminated against was never mentioned to me. Maybe it should be better known. I am doing Modern History next year and we will be studying the Second World War, and I'm very glad I saw this film (despite its inaccuracies).

Anyway – now to the plot. Phillip Green (Gregory Peck) is a writer who pretends to be Jewish to find out about anti-Semitism. Through this, he learns how much people discriminate against Jews and it affects him deeply and changes his life.

I was never bored in this film. I am forever fascinated by Peck, who I've always remembered as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). This is only the second film I've seen with Peck in his younger days (it's quite a pleasure watching him). Celeste Holm also is amazing and I love how she can laugh so easily – very realistic. The only thing I wasn't satisfied with is the romantic choices by Peck's character. I wish he would have chosen the happy blonde Anne instead of the sappy, boring Kathy. Oh, how I was hoping he would choose Anne! Perhaps Dorothy McGuire was miscast; maybe someone else could have brought more energy to her character. John Garfield is fantastic as Green's Jewish friend.

This was ground breaking at the time and I really respect the people who participated in this film for taking a risk. Despite being made almost 60 years ago, I have not only learned from it but enjoyed it. Yes, there are some inaccuracies and plot holes, but I don't particularly care and it doesn't distract me. It's a great film, go see it.

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