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Trivia / Gentleman's Agreement

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  • Creator Backlash: Despite winning an Oscar for his direction, Elia Kazan revealed in a later interview that he was never fond of this movie, feeling that it lacked passion on his part and he thought that the romance was too forced. Celeste Holm is on record as saying that she found Peck to be no fun to work with.
  • Doing It for the Art: John Garfield agreed to appear in the movie for scale because he believed in it that much.
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  • Hostility on the Set: Gregory Peck did not get along with Elia Kazan. Kazan told the press he was very disappointed with Peck's performance and the two men never worked together again.
  • What Could Have Been: The role of Phillip Green was first offered to Cary Grant, but he turned it down. Grant refused the role because he contended he was Jewish and thought he looked Jewish. He maintained, "The public won't believe my portrayal of a gentile trying to pass himself off as a Jew." Tyrone Power was offered the role, but he turned it down in favour of The Razor's Edge.