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Gentleman’s Agreement 1947 123movies

Gentleman’s Agreement 1947 123movies

Nov. 11, 1947118 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Philip Green is a highly respected writer who is recruited by a national magazine to write a series of articles on anti-Semitism in America. He’s not too keen on the series, mostly because he’s not sure how to tackle the subject. Then it dawns on him: if he was to pretend to all and sundry that he was Jewish, he could then experience the degree of racism and prejudice that exists and write his story from that perspective. It takes little time for him to experience bigotry. His anger at the way he is treated also affects his relationship with Kathy Lacy, his publisher’s niece and the person who suggested the series in the first place.
Plot: A magazine writer poses as a Jew to expose anti-Semitism.
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Very solid, preachy yes, but important stuff to continually face
Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)

A “gentleman’s agreement” is a euphemism for a polite, unspoken act of racial bigotry. Yes, a sort of wink to not allow blacks or hispanics or Jews into a certain resort or club or restaurant.

That’s the real point of the movie. Not hard core racism or prejudice, but that subtle stuff, the stuff that goes on every day even now. And ultimately, it is aimed at the people who say, “I’m not prejudiced,” and yet who let other people wink and act like polite bigots.

There is a lot of background to the movie, in the making and acceptance of it in the industry and in the country (in short, Hollywood insiders avoided the idea and the public liked it). But the main point is how the movie works and plays out as a story, then (in our heads) and now (on the screen).

The answer? Very well. Yes, it’s “preachy” of course. Of course! That’s what a message movie does. But does it do it well? Yes, but it does mean there is a lot of talking. The key talker and thinker is main character, goy journalist Phil Green, played by Gregory Peck. He struggles out loud through how to approach an article he has to do on anti-Semitism with his mom, and then struggles through the actual highly veiled anti-Semitism of his potential wife, played by Dorothy McGuire. We know they are made for each other, but McGuire’s character just can’t quite get how her “looking the other way” or “feeling outrage” isn’t enough.

The real acting gem is by Celeste Holm, who plays a sidekick, another writer, and someone who audiences probably want to see with Mr. Green because she has innate principles and the guts to show them. (She won an Oscar, too!) John Garfield, who was Jewish, plays an openly Jewish character in a deliberately restrained role as a returning G.I. It’s 1947, and the country that has helped to save the remaining Jews in concentration camps is now wondering how to “save” them at home from internal barriers.

It might have been a mistake to set the movie in New York City, which was over a quarter Jewish at the time and probably had more familiarity with assimilation and difference than the movie implies (especially at the publisher’s). But the scenes in stuff Connecticut make more sense. There is the love plot pushed on the whole thing, and the weirdly perfect house that was built and decorated but never lived in as if that’s the future, waiting and ready. And yes, there is all the talking and moralizing.

But give director Elia Kazan credit for making this as fluid and involving as he has, and cinematographer Arthur Miller’s beautiful post-War visuals hold up that end of the experience really well. And you know what, the “lessons” built into this kind of “message” film are worth sitting through because we all need reminders of how insidious our own prejudices can be, and how we need to constantly address them, openly.

Review By: secondtake Rating: 7 Date: 2010-06-04
Bitter Truths
It happens all the time. Someone tells a joke–or perhaps you tell one yourself. Just a little joke about “those people.” I’ve done it, and very likely you have done it too. But it’s really okay. We’re not prejudiced, and we’re not hurting any one. It’s just a little private laugh between friends.

Based on the celebrated but now sadly neglected novel by Laura Z. Hobson, GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT is a story about the little jokes that people tell because they want to fit in–and the jokes that people let pass because they don’t want to make a scene. And it is about the way in which such incidents enable still darker prejudices that strike directly at the heart of all the people we make the little jokes about.

Philip Schuyler Green has been employed to write an expose of anti-Semitism in post-WWII America–and he has an inspiration. He will pretend to be Jewish himself and experience anti-Semitism first hand. But the little jokes are soon followed by little patronizations, the patronizations give way to ill-concealed racism and religious prejudice, and what began as a magazine job begins to shake Green to his very foundations. It will threaten his friendships, his relationship with the socialite he hopes to marry, the well-being of his mother, and ultimately the safety of his child.

Critics are fond of pointing out that the film is flawed. That is true enough: the first quarter hour feels a bit slow, leading man Gregory Pecks seems to lack conviction in his earliest scenes, and the script often calls upon its characters to philosophize in an unlikely way; the last scene in the film also rings false. In terms of performance, the cast is stylistically divided: half perform in what might be called “the standard Hollywood style” of the day, half adopt an approach that we recognize as modern. Nonetheless, these become trivial issues in the face of the powerful statement involved; everything goes down before it, and if you unexpectedly and most unpleasantly see yourself reflected in one or more characters or situations, don’t feel alone.

Critics are also fond of stating that changing times have left the subject dated. Well, you tell me… when was the last time you heard one of those “little jokes?” True enough, it may not have been about Jews. It might have been about African-Americans. Or Mexicans. Or gays. Or was it, given today’s environment, just a little joke about Moslems? To our great shame, the overall point of GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT remains as deadly accurate today as it was more than half a century ago.

Gary F. Taylor, aka GFT, Amazon Reviewer

Review By: gftbiloxi Rating: 10 Date: 2005-04-05

Other Information:

Original Title Gentleman’s Agreement
Release Date 1947-11-11
Release Year 1947

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min)
Budget 2000000
Revenue 7800000
Status Released
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Elia Kazan
Writer Laura Z. Hobson (novel), Moss Hart (screen play)
Actors Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm
Country USA
Awards Won 3 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 8 nominations.
Production Company Twentieth Century Fox
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length 3,243.99 m (13 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Gentleman’s Agreement 1947 123movies
Gentleman’s Agreement 1947 123movies
Original title Gentleman's Agreement
TMDb Rating 7.1 142 votes

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