History Film / GentlemansAgreement

11th Oct '17 5:04:01 PM jamespolk
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Nominated for eight UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, winning for Best Picture, Director (Kazan), and Supporting Actress (Holm). Something of a DuelingMovies example along with ''Film/{{Crossfire}}'', another 1947 release that dealt with anti-Semitism as a theme.

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Nominated for eight UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, winning for Best Picture, Director (Kazan), and Supporting Actress (Holm). Something of a DuelingMovies example along with ''Film/{{Crossfire}}'', another 1947 release that dealt with anti-Semitism antisemitism as a theme.
theme. See also ''Film/TheHouseOfRothschild'', which dealt with antisemitism way back in 1934.
24th Jun '17 9:51:29 AM nombretomado
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* SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX: When one of Phil's coworkers tries this after assuming Phil would've been in P.R. during [[WorldWarTwo the war]] as opposed to having been a G.I., Anne has a succinct reply:

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* SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX: When one of Phil's coworkers tries this after assuming Phil would've been in P.R. during [[WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the war]] as opposed to having been a G.I., Anne has a succinct reply:
12th Jun '17 9:02:41 PM nombretomado
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Nominated for eight {{Academy Award}}s, winning for Best Picture, Director (Kazan), and Supporting Actress (Holm). Something of a DuelingMovies example along with ''Film/{{Crossfire}}'', another 1947 release that dealt with anti-Semitism as a theme.

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Nominated for eight {{Academy UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, winning for Best Picture, Director (Kazan), and Supporting Actress (Holm). Something of a DuelingMovies example along with ''Film/{{Crossfire}}'', another 1947 release that dealt with anti-Semitism as a theme.
2nd Jan '17 4:55:44 PM Noraneko
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* MalignedMixedMarriage: The reason Kathy tries to tell everyone they know that Phil isn't ''really'' Jewish--she wants to avoid any difficulties associated with being part of such a union. [[spoiler:However, Anne is willing to brave this at the end when Phil reveals to the world that he's not really Jewish. He chooses Kathy instead.]]

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* MalignedMixedMarriage: The reason Kathy tries to tell everyone they know that Phil isn't ''really'' Jewish--she wants to avoid any difficulties associated with being part of such a union. [[spoiler:However, Anne is willing to brave this at the end when Phil reveals to the world that he's not really Jewish. He chooses Kathy instead.]]
21st Dec '16 10:35:29 PM Give1Take2
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* AdultFear: After Phil tells the world he's Jewish, his son is eventually attacked and bullied by other kids for being a "dirty Jew."

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* AccompliceByInaction: Phil eventually discovers that one of the biggest culprits of anti-Semitism aren't the ones who directly hit or insult Jews themselves, but the ones who smile and play nice and pretend not to see it. Like Kathy.
* AdultFear: After Phil tells the world he's Jewish, his son is eventually attacked and bullied by other kids for being a "dirty Jew."kids.



* ArmorPiercingQuestion: When Kathy tries to assure Dave that she's not anti-Semetic because she felt so physically ill when a guest at her sister's party tried to get a laugh by using hateful slurs that she ''wanted'' to do something about it, Dave cuts through her protests by gently asking, "What did you do?"



* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: In-universe. After Phil's son is bullied for being Jewish, Kathy tries to reassure him it's okay because ''he's'' not Jewish. Needless to say, [[TranquilFury Phil is not happy about this]], and sends her out so he can teach his son about empathy.
* FirstGirlWins: Phil ultimately decides to stay with Kathy, despite developing a close friendship with Anne, who has feelings for him.
* FourthDateMarriage: Phil and his fiance, Kathy Lacey. They go out only a handful of times before deciding to get married.
* InformedJudaism: No part of Phil's act involves, say, attending a synagogue, or anything other than just saying he's Jewish. People promptly hate on him.



* FairWeatherFriend: Kathy, who's fine with helping Phil, Dave, and Anne (all Jews as [[BlackLikeMe far as the world knows]]) fight anti-Semitism until it negatively affects her own high society social life. Then she'll gladly drop them by the wayside to enjoy her parties and clubs and social circles.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: In-universe. After Phil's son is bullied for being Jewish, Kathy tries to reassure him it's okay because he's not ''really'' Jewish. Needless to say, [[TranquilFury Phil is not happy about this]], and sends her out so he can teach his son about empathy and acceptance.
* FirstGirlWins: Phil ultimately decides to stay with Kathy, despite developing a close friendship with Anne, who has feelings for him.
* FourthDateMarriage: Phil and his fiance, Kathy Lacey. They go out only a handful of times before deciding to get married.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Kathy, who claims to hate anti-Semitism but won't inconvenience herself by fighting it. She's even called a hypocrite by Anne. Leading to...
* HeelRealization: Kathy eventually realizes her compliance with anti-Semitism by refusing to speak up to those guilty of it.
* InformedJudaism: No part of Phil's act involves, say, attending a synagogue, or anything other than just saying he's Jewish. People promptly hate on him.
* LoveTriangle: Phil and Kathy are engaged, and Anne has feelings for Phil.



* SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX: When one of Phil's coworkers tries this after assuming Phil would've been in P.R. during [[WorldWarTwo the war]] as opposed to having been a G.I., Anne has a succint reply:

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* SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX: When one of Phil's coworkers tries this after assuming Phil would've been in P.R. during [[WorldWarTwo the war]] as opposed to having been a G.I., Anne has a succint succinct reply:
21st Dec '16 8:48:36 PM Give1Take2
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* AdultFear: After Phil tells the world he's Jewish, his son is eventually attacked and bullied by other kids for being a "dirty Jew."


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* ChildrenAreInnocent: Phil has a hard time explaining anti-Semitism to his son, because his kid can't understand the concept of disliking anyone without a good reason. His mother agrees that hate and prejudice are learned attitudes, not inborn, since "children are decent to begin with."
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: In-universe. After Phil's son is bullied for being Jewish, Kathy tries to reassure him it's okay because ''he's'' not Jewish. Needless to say, [[TranquilFury Phil is not happy about this]], and sends her out so he can teach his son about empathy.
* FirstGirlWins: Phil ultimately decides to stay with Kathy, despite developing a close friendship with Anne, who has feelings for him.
* FourthDateMarriage: Phil and his fiance, Kathy Lacey. They go out only a handful of times before deciding to get married.


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* MalignedMixedMarriage: The reason Kathy tries to tell everyone they know that Phil isn't ''really'' Jewish--she wants to avoid any difficulties associated with being part of such a union. [[spoiler:However, Anne is willing to brave this at the end when Phil reveals to the world that he's not really Jewish. He chooses Kathy instead.]]
23rd Nov '16 6:58:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* ArabIsraeliConflict: The movie came out the year before the State of UsefulNotes/{{Israel}} was established, but there is a brief mention of Palestine as a refuge for Jews and Zionism as a movement for a Jewish state.
25th Mar '16 3:15:09 PM Mdumas43073
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Peck plays a journalist -- Phil "Schulyer" Green -- who, having been widowed for some years, moves to New York City with his son and mother in pursuit of a new job, where he is assigned a piece on anti-Semitism. He struggles for a while to find a convincing and engaging angle from which he can write the story, and finally settles on [[BlackLikeMe pretending to be Jewish]] so he can experience prejudice first-hand. [=McGuire=] plays Kathy Lacey, his fiancee, who dislikes the difficulty this act brings, and who lacks the courage to stand up and actually confront prejudiced people. Other characters include Anne Dettrey (Celeste Holm), the fashion editor at Phil's magazine who quickly befriends him; John Minify (Albert Dekker), the editor who suggests the piece; and Dave Goldman (John Garfield), a Jewish childhood friend of Phil's who expresses misgivings about the ruse. The title comes from the "gentleman's agreement" between the residents of a particular community not to sell or rent property to Jews.

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Peck plays a journalist -- Phil "Schulyer" Green -- who, having been widowed for some years, moves to New York City with his son and mother in pursuit of a new job, where he is assigned a piece on anti-Semitism. He struggles for a while to find a convincing and engaging angle from which he can write the story, and finally settles on [[BlackLikeMe pretending to be Jewish]] so he can experience prejudice first-hand. [=McGuire=] plays Kathy Lacey, his fiancee, who dislikes the difficulty this act brings, and who lacks the courage to stand up and actually confront prejudiced people. Other characters include Anne Dettrey (Celeste Holm), the fashion editor at Phil's magazine who quickly befriends him; John Minify (Albert Dekker), the editor who suggests the piece; and Dave Goldman (John Garfield), a Jewish childhood friend of Phil's who expresses misgivings about the ruse. The title comes from the "gentleman's agreement" between the residents of a particular community not to sell or rent property to Jews.
25th Mar '16 3:13:27 PM Mdumas43073
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Nominated for eight {{Academy Award}}s, winning for a Best Picture, Director (Kazan), and Supporting Actress (Holm). Something of a DuelingMovies example along with ''Film/{{Crossfire}}'', another 1947 release that dealt with anti-Semitism as a theme.

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Nominated for eight {{Academy Award}}s, winning for a Best Picture, Director (Kazan), and Supporting Actress (Holm). Something of a DuelingMovies example along with ''Film/{{Crossfire}}'', another 1947 release that dealt with anti-Semitism as a theme.
25th Mar '16 3:13:05 PM Mdumas43073
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Peck plays a journalist -- Phil "Schulyer" Green -- who, having been widowed for some years, moves to New York City with his son and mother in pursuit of a new job, where he is assigned a piece on anti-Semitism. He struggles for a while to find a convincing and engaging angle from which he can write the story, and finally settles on [[BlackLikeMe pretending to be Jewish]] so he can experience prejudice first-hand. [=McGuire=] plays Kathy Lacey, his fiancee, who dislikes the difficulty this act brings, and who lacks the courage to stand up and actually confront prejudiced people. Other characters include Anne Dettrey, the fashion editor at Phil's magazine who quickly befriends him, and John Minify, the editor who suggests the piece. The title comes from the "gentleman's agreement" between the residents of a particular community not to sell or rent property to Jews.

Something of a DuelingMovies example along with ''Film/{{Crossfire}}'', another 1947 release that dealt with anti-Semitism as a theme.

to:

Peck plays a journalist -- Phil "Schulyer" Green -- who, having been widowed for some years, moves to New York City with his son and mother in pursuit of a new job, where he is assigned a piece on anti-Semitism. He struggles for a while to find a convincing and engaging angle from which he can write the story, and finally settles on [[BlackLikeMe pretending to be Jewish]] so he can experience prejudice first-hand. [=McGuire=] plays Kathy Lacey, his fiancee, who dislikes the difficulty this act brings, and who lacks the courage to stand up and actually confront prejudiced people. Other characters include Anne Dettrey, Dettrey (Celeste Holm), the fashion editor at Phil's magazine who quickly befriends him, and him; John Minify, Minify (Albert Dekker), the editor who suggests the piece.piece; and Dave Goldman (John Garfield), a Jewish childhood friend of Phil's who expresses misgivings about the ruse. The title comes from the "gentleman's agreement" between the residents of a particular community not to sell or rent property to Jews.

Nominated for eight {{Academy Award}}s, winning for a Best Picture, Director (Kazan), and Supporting Actress (Holm). Something of a DuelingMovies example along with ''Film/{{Crossfire}}'', another 1947 release that dealt with anti-Semitism as a theme.
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