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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 »
User Reviews:
Kazan loses his touch in a big way. See more (27 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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The character of Gwen in Kazan's 1967 best-seller is based on his second wife, Barbara Loden. Ironically, Faye Dunaway - who played Gwen in the movie - had been Loden's understudy in the 1964 Broadway production of After the Fall (1974) (TV), in which Loden played the role of Maggie. The character of Maggie was based on Marilyn Monroe, the second wife of the play's author, Arthur Miller. The 1964 production by the Lincoln Center Repetory Company was directed by Kazan, who was the co-manager of the acting troupe. Loden won the 1964 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. Dunaway played the part of Maggie in the 1974 TV movie. According to Mark Harris in his 2008 book "Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood" (one of which was Bonnie and Clyde (1967), which made Dunaway a star), Dunaway as a tyro actress who was part of Kazan's Lincoln Center repertory company, carefully studied Loden's performance.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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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Kazan loses his touch in a big way., 17 February 2009
Author: st-shot from United States

The personnel in The Arrangement reminds me of the LA Lakers basketball team ( around the time this film was made) when they had Hall of Famers Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West and Elgin Baylor on the same squad. There were great expectations for a team with three superstars but they never jelled as a unit and were a dismal failure overall. Such is the case with Elia Kazan's The Arrangement, a crashing, sloppy out of touch melodrama of marital infidelity and despair.

It would be hard to surpass the ten year run that Elia Kazan had a as film director from 1947-57. Just about everything he directed turned to gold and those that didn't then (Boomerang, Panic in the Streets, Face in the Crowd) have that respect today. In the early 60s he was still producing quality work (Splendor in the Grass, America,America) when he turned to writing a best seller (The Arrangement) eventually bringing it to the screen in the late sixties. Kazan, an actor's director if their ever was one and who translated the words and feelings of John Steinbeck and Tennessee Williams to film so well seemed to be at a loss with his own work and his ability to coax well measured performances out of his cast. Kirk Douglas, Deborah Kerr and Faye Dunaway are uniformly shrill from start to finish moping from one scene to another, making it hard to believe they could feel tenderness for anything. The scenes between Douglas and his mistress (Dunaway) lack intimacy and warmth, their passion forced. With his wife (Kerr) there is total detachment and not even a hint of why they got together in the first place. Kerr for her part seems like she's still in rehearsal. Lacking both sincerity and push she is badly miscast. Richard Boone as Eddie's overbearing old man adds to the disaster with complete over the top bombast, making a lot of noise and saying nothing that brings incite to the role.

Having failed at what he does best (directing actors) Kazan goes on to embarrass himself further by employing some of the latest techniques (including Batman pop art) to be au courant in this heady era of American film but in his hands he fumbles. Even the highly regarded cinematographer, John Surtees flounders with sloppy camera movement and uninspired compositions. It's as if everyone attached to the making of the Arrangement suffered from talent amnesia. Kazan had certainly lost his touch and The Arrangement in one full swoop symbolized that decline. As a film director he had nothing left in the tank.

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