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Gentleman's Agreement

Elia Kazan, USA 1947, 118’
The Gunfighter

A legendary drama—the film won three Oscars, including for best director and best film—by Elia Kazan, a great Hollywood outsider who, on the one hand, made a number of controversial masterpieces that changed the face of American cinema (A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, Baby Doll), and, on the other, was hated for testifying before McCarthy’s House Un-American Activities Committee. The film tells the story of a journalist (Gregory Peck) hired to write a series of articles about anti-Semitism in America. To gain a deeper understanding of the subject, he claims to be Jewish—he doesn’t have to wait long to see the effect. Incredibly uncompromising (it’s worth keeping in mind that the film was made just after World War II), Kazan exposes—and not for the last time—the hypocrisy of American elites and ordinary citizens living under the guise of constitutional harmony. Though made over 70 years ago, Kazan’s classic film remains penetrating and valid today.

Marcin Pieńkowski

awards

Academy Awards, USA 1948 - Best Picture, Director, Actress in a Supporting Role; Golden Globes, USA 1948 - Best Picture, Director, Actress in a Supporting Role

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Elia Kazan

Elia Kazan was a film and theater director, screenwriter, and writer. He won two best director Oscars (Gentleman’s Agreement and On the Waterfront) and an honorary Oscar. He helped create the legend of Marlon Brando (Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront) and of James Dean (East of Eden). America, America, Splendour in the Grass, Baby Doll, and Panic in the Streets are some of his better-known films. An extraordinary realist and stylist who changed the face of American cinema after World War II, he was rejected by some in the film industry after testifying before McCarthy’s House Un-American Activities Committee.

Filmography

1947 Dżentelmeńska umowa / Gentleman’s Agreement

1950 Panika na ulicach / Panic in the Streets

1951 Tramwaj zwany pożądaniem / A Streetcar Named Desire

1954 Na nabrzeżach / On the Waterfront

1955 Na wschód od Edenu / East of Eden

1956 Laleczka / Baby Doll

1963 Ameryka, Ameryka / America, America

Cast & Crew

director Elia Kazan
screenplay Moss Hart (based on a novel by Laura Z. Hobson)
cinematography Arthur C. Miller
editing Harmon Jones
music Alfred Newman
cast Gregory Peck, Jane Wyatt, John Garfield, Celeste Holm, Dean Stockwell
producer Darryl F. Zanuck
production 20th Century Fox
sales Park Circus
language English
coloration b&w
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