Gentleman`s Agreement Peck

It is about the anti-Semitism of prosperous post-war America and the insidious way in which Jews were excluded from high-level social clubs, resorts and, of course, jobs. There have been no official bans, just a nod and a nod and a “gentleman`s agreement” between nice conservatives they know the kind of people they want to be associated with. This is the kind of everyday prejudice that Groucho Marx elegantly dismissed with his joke that he did not want to join a club that would have him as a member. And Judaism and Judaism are almost completely absent. It is an important (and coherent) part of the film`s liberalism to emphasize that it is humanly impossible to distinguish between the Jew and the non-Jewish. But there is no visible Jewish home, no Jewish culture, no menora, no synagogue. Dave is — important — far from home and trying to find a place to rent. Phil and his fiancée meet a famous Jewish scientist, Fred Liebermann (Sam Jaffe), and he is an exotic European intellectual, like Albert Einstein, who talks about Zionism and the Palestinian homeland. But that`s all. And the film is very apolitical, apart from references to forgotten far-right figures like Theodore G Bilbo and Gerald LK Smith.

… Gregory Peck`s role in Gentleman`s Agreement (1947) – a film that was controversial at the time for his open attitude to anti-Semitism – is considered one of his best performances. In 1947, Garfield also made one of his most popular films, as did the film that many critics are considered the greatest… The Hollywood chapter of B`nai B`rith International honored Darryl Zanuck as “Man of the Year” for 1948. On Sunday, December 12, a commemorative evening was held in downtown Los Angeles at the Biltmore Hotel in front of more than a thousand spectators. Among the tributes to Zanuck, New Mexico Sen. Clinton Anderson said, “He doesn`t rush down the street of a community and asks his citizens to do good. He does not fill the pages of books with words that come together for a sermon. He leaves you comfortably sitting in a theatre, sinking into a problem, going out into the night with your thoughts and lips and saying to your lips: “This situation should be changed”. [8] After the official speeches, there was a show of star varieties, including the Hollywood film world debut of the team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.