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The Arrangement (1969)

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A suicidal advertising executive is forced to re-evaluate his life while dealing with his unhappy marriage, his mistress, and his aging father.

Director:

Elia Kazan

Writers:

Elia Kazan, Elia Kazan (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 William Hansen ... Dr. Weeks
Harold Gould ... Dr. Leibman
Michael Murphy ... Father Draddy
John Randolph Jones ... Charles
Anne Hegira Anne Hegira ... Thomna
Charles Drake ... Finnegan
E.J. André ... Uncle Joe (as E.J. Andre)
Philip Bourneuf ... Judge Morris
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Storyline

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. Searching for the happiness he lost, he remembers his one-time lover, Gwen, even as his wife conspires to take his fortune... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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The girl knew about the wife. The wife knew about the girl. It was all part of the arrangement. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1969 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Arrangement See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$8,720,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Athena Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The building housing Eddie's office - that he flies around - is known as the AT&T Center as of 2017. Located at 1150 S. Olive St. in Los Angeles, it was built in 1965 as the Occidental Life Building with 32 floors reaching 452 feet. When completed it was the second tallest building in LA after City Hall. As of 2017 it ranks 32nd tallest. See more »

Goofs

When Florence finds the pictures in Eddie's desk, she picks them up and starts walking towards Eddie. The prints appear to be about 4 x 6". However, when she goes to tear them up in front of him, the prints become much larger - almost twice the size. See more »

Quotes

Gwen: OK, yes, I know, I'm nothing, I never was, but you! You could have been...
Eddie Anderson: What? What?!
Gwen: ...What you could have been. ...What happened to you, Eddie? Must kill you to think what you might have been.
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Referenced in Mean Streets (1973) See more »

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Arrange To See, The Arrangement
7 January 2006 | by angelsunchainedSee all my reviews

Just resaw this movie after 36 years. All I could remember from the first time I saw this film at age 11 was the car crash. Anyhow, outstanding acting by all involved. However, the movie is stolen by the powerful and emotional performance of Faye Dunaway. Miss Dunaway is stunning, both physically and emotionally. She grits her teeth and gives one of her most intense and raw performances. The film however, has a sad and depressing flip to it; the American Dream turned into a nightmare. Made in the last 1960s, to most young viewers this Elia Kazan masterpiece probably seems a weird and strange ride. However, for children of the 60s, this movie captures the "Nature of the Beast" which was 1969.

The Arrangement is outstanding.


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