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Actors Gregory Peck and Dorothy McGuire on the cover of Gentleman's Agreement

Gentleman's Agreement

Directed by Elia Kazan
Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck
Written by Laura Z. Hobson (novel)
Moss Hart (screenplay)
Starring Gregory Peck
Dorothy McGuire
John Garfield
Celeste Holm
Anne Revere
Music by Alfred Newman
Cinematography Arthur C. Miller
Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Released November 11, 1947

(New York City premiere)

Running time 118 min
Language English
Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)
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Gentleman's Agreement is a 1947 film about a journalist (played by Gregory Peck) who falsely represents himself as a Jew to research anti-semitism in the affluent community of Darien, Connecticut. The movie was controversial in its time, as was a similar film on the same subject, Crossfire, which was also released the same year and also nominated for an Oscar for best picture. It was based on a novel by Laura Z. Hobson.

The film won three Oscars:

  • Academy Award for Best Picture - Darryl F. Zanuck, producer
  • Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress - Celeste Holm
  • Academy Award for Directing - Elia Kazan

It was nominated for another five Oscars:

  • Academy Award for Best Actor - Gregory Peck
  • Academy Award for Best Actress - Dorothy McGuire
  • Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress - Anne Revere
  • Best Film Editing - Harmon Jones
  • Best Writing, Screenplay - Moss Hart


Gentleman's Agreement at The Internet Movie Database

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