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Gentleman's Agreement

Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 7:30 p.m., Dryden Theatre

(Elia Kazan, US 1947, 118 min., 35mm)

Gregory Peck stars as Philip Green, a journalist transplanted from California to New York assigned a series for his new magazine on the subject of anti-Semitism. He struggles with how to approach the topic until he decides to pass himself off as Jewish. While very few people know about the ruse (the 1940s technique of “restricted knowledge”), Philip goes about his everyday life, including career and romance, while suffering prejudices and ultimately discovering that the issue is much larger than a magazine article. The eventual winner of the Best Picture Academy Award, Gentleman’s Agreement won three of its eight nominations, including Best Director for Elia Kazan and Best Supporting Actress for Celeste Holm.