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Director:
Writers:
Elia Kazan (written by)
Elia Kazan (novel)
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Release Date:
18 November 1969 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's the new life-style. See more »
Plot:
Eddie is a very rich man who has everything he wants; money, family, success, but a car crash causes him to reevaluate the life he leads... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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A sense of peace in a world of chaos See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kirk Douglas ... Eddie Anderson

Faye Dunaway ... Gwen

Deborah Kerr ... Florence Anderson

Richard Boone ... Sam Arness

Hume Cronyn ... Arthur Houghton
Michael Higgins ... Michael Anderson
Carol Eve Rossen ... Gloria Anderson (as Carol Rossen)
William Hansen ... Dr. Weeks

Harold Gould ... Dr. Leibman

Michael Murphy ... Father Draddy

John Randolph Jones ... Charles
Anne Hegira ... Thomna
Charles Drake ... Finnegan
E.J. André ... Uncle Joe (as E.J. Andre)
Philip Bourneuf ... Judge Morris

Dianne Hull ... Ellen Anderson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donna Anders ... Girl in Motel (uncredited)

Brian Andrews ... Child (uncredited)
David Barton ... Michael - Age 12 (uncredited)
Julia Black ... Nude (uncredited)

Steve Bond ... Eddie - Age 15 (uncredited)
Betty Bresler ... Party Girl (uncredited)
Helen Bruno ... Wife of Judge Morris (uncredited)
Dee Carroll ... Nurse (uncredited)
Stephen Coit ... Santa Claus (uncredited)
Bob Collis ... Zephyr Commercial (uncredited)
Bert Conway ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Francis De Sales ... Presentation Executive (uncredited)

Ann Doran ... Nurse Costello (uncredited)
Trent Gough ... The Rocking Boy (uncredited)
Raymond Guth ... Guard (uncredited)
James Halferty ... Evangelos - Age 18 (uncredited)
Harry Hauss ... Pilot (uncredited)
Clint Kimbrough ... Ben (uncredited)
Dorothy Konrad ... Cook (uncredited)
John Lawrence ... Arthur's Aide (uncredited)

Maureen McCormick ... Zephyr Commercial (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Benson (uncredited)
Al McGranary ... Board Member (uncredited)
Valerie Miller ... Zephyr Commercial (uncredited)
Richard Morrill ... Sawyer (uncredited)
Paul Newlan ... Mr. Meyer (uncredited)
John Ortega ... Pilot (uncredited)
Pat Patterson ... Policeman (uncredited)
Virginia Peters ... Butch Bentley (uncredited)
Beverly Ralston ... Zephyr Commercial (uncredited)
Walter Rode ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Barry Russo ... Doctor (uncredited)
Robert Shayne ... Board Member (uncredited)
Charles Stewart ... Board Member (uncredited)
Chet Stratton ... Charlie (uncredited)
Robert Strong ... Board Member (uncredited)

Barry Sullivan ... Chet Collier (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Doctor (uncredited)
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Directed by
Elia Kazan 
 
Writing credits
Elia Kazan (written by)

Elia Kazan (novel "The Arrangement")

Produced by
Elia Kazan .... producer
Charles H. Maguire .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
David Amram 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Surtees (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Stefan Arnsten 
 
Production Design by
Gene Callahan 
 
Art Direction by
Malcolm C. Bert 
 
Set Decoration by
Audrey A. Blasdel  (as Audrey Blasdel)
 
Costume Design by
Theadora Van Runkle 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Burtt Harris .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Larry Jost .... sound
Dick Vorisek .... sound re-recordist (as Richard Vorisek)
 
Stunts
Bob Harris .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Orsatti .... stunts (uncredited)
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
David Amram .... conductor
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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125 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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After Marlon Brando dropped out of this film, his role was offered to Charlton Heston, who turned it down because, he claimed, his character was "a loser".See more »
Quotes:
Gwen:The screwing I'm getting is not worth the screwing I'm getting.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Brando (2007) (TV)See more »

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22 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A sense of peace in a world of chaos, 27 February 2001
Author: golightly00 (rebeccajewett@hotmail.com) from Cheshire, CT

Deborah Kerr reportedly stopped doing movies after 1969 (even though she took film roles much later in life) because she no longer felt comfortable with the direction that the movie industry was going. After seeing "The Arrangement", I no longer question her sensitivity to the turbulent themes, language, and cinematography that was coming of age in the late 60's. On the surface, the film epitomizes many of the psychedelic themes of the era, from rampant flash-backs to cartoonized exclamations, such as "Bam!" and "Kerbloom!" splashing across the screen in bright neon colors. Beneath this, however, is the intensely challenging story of a man who wakes up one morning to discover that he detests the person that he has become. Kirk Douglas's Eddie Anderson will send chills up your spine as you watch him evolve from a successful advertising executive with the perfect house, the perfect job, and the perfect arrangement of both a wife and several mistresses, into a tormented, weakened man who despises himself enough to attempt suicide but believes in life enough not to carry through completely. His metamorphosis belies the chaotic style of the film; even though the erratic cinematography attempts to reflect his inner turmoil, the sense of peace that settles onto his face as the film progresses reveals that the reality of Eddie's mind is less insane than the reality of the world outside. He begins to see beyond the pretentions and fears that engulf the world around him and that had once turned him into a heartless executive,willing to convince consumers that cigarettes are good for them rather than lose a multi-million dollar client. Everyone around him, with the exception of Faye Dunaway, worships the "almighty dollar," and Eddie's release from this self-made prison allows him to make peace with himself, even as he makes enemies all around himself. Faye Dunaway is stunning and provocative as the insolent "office slut" who restores Eddie's faith in himself, ironically, by pointing out his flaws. In fact, she delivers what is possibly the most believable performance in the entire film, because her character, the strong, opinionated woman who accepts no sympathy for her decisions and weaknesses, has survived this tumultuous period much better than the character of say, the 60's housewife who desires nothing more than a maid, a swimming pool, and a wealthy husband. Deborah Kerr fills the role of Eddie's uncomprehending wife to perfection, even though anyone who has seen her in more flattering roles, as in her performance as Karen Holmes in "From Here to Eternity", won't be able to watch her portrayal of Florence Anderson without crying inwardly for the lost beauty of her earlier roles. Kerr is certainly ravishing in this film, despite the fruity-peach lipstick and the fluffy-headed hairstyle inflicted on her by the makeup department, but the uncertainty and bitterness that she plays to perfection in "The Arrangement" contrast sharply with the delicate mixture of sincerity and self-confidence that she exhibits in most of her early work. If you have not yet seen this film, make sure to read the book first. Elia Kazan's unique and personal style will illuminate the his meaning much more than any stylized cinematography could hope to. After reading the book, however, make sure to see the film, if only to admire the fine performances of the actors and to identify with the characters on a more immediate level. And, of course, just to watch the ever beautiful Deborah Kerr work her magic...

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