Linwood Dunn Theater
111 E 59th St
New York, NY, 10022
"Gentleman's Agreement" (1947) is the story of a journalist who adopts a Jewish identity to expose anti-Semitism in post-World War II America. The film, which was both a critical and financial success, earned eight Academy Award nominations and won three Oscars, including Best Director for Elia Kazan and Best Picture.
20th Century-Fox executive Darryl F. Zanuck personally produced the film and hired famed playwright Moss Hart to adapt Laura Z. Hobson's controversial novel. Gregory Peck stars as the crusading journalist and Dean Stockwell plays his young son, who is also affected by prejudice. Other actors turning in memorable performances include Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Anne Revere and June Havoc. Celeste Holm, in her first dramatic screen role, earned an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
The Academy presented a 35mm print from the Academy Film Archive. Screened courtesy of 20th Century Fox. 118 minutes.
Academy Award winner: Actress in a Supporting Role (Celeste Holm); Directing (Elia Kazan); Best Motion Picture (20th Century-Fox)
Academy Award nominee: Actor (Gregory Peck); Actress (Dorothy McGuire); Actress in a Supporting Role (Anne Revere); Film Editing (Harmon Jones); Writing – Screenplay (Moss Hart)