Gentleman's Agreement

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Academy Award-winning but sentimental and muddled account of a journalist (Peck) who passes himself off as a Jew in order to research a series of articles on anti-Semitism, only to find the masquerade entailing a backlash of grief and pressure for his own family. Archetypal Hollywood social comment (from a novel by Laura Z Hobson) in that it wears its heart on its sleeve rather than offers any analysis of the problem; and the Fox studio's fondness for 'realism' looks remarkably dated in places. Good performances, however, particularly from Garfield and Holm.

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Duration: 118 mins

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Director: Elia Kazan
Screenwriter: Moss Hart
Cast: Gregory Peck
John Garfield
Anne Revere
Dean Stockwell
June Havoc
Celeste Holm
Dorothy McGuire
Jane Wyatt
Albert Dekker
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