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Gentleman`s Agreement Trailer

The film is awesome and worth seeing. Gentleman`s Agreement not only won the Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director, but was also one of Fox`s most successful films in 1947. However, the political nature of the film angered the House Un-American Activities Committee, with Elia Kazan, Darryl Zanuck, John Garfield and Anne Revere all called to testify before the committee. Revere refused to testify, and although Garfield appeared, he refused to “give names.” Both were placed on the red channels of the Hollywood blacklist. Garfield remained on the blacklist for a year, was again called to testify against his wife and died of a heart attack at the age of 39 before his second hearing. Kathy`s attitude is revealed later that she and Phil announce their engagement. His sister Jane (Jane Wyatt) invited him to a party at his home in Darien, Connecticut, known as a “restricted” community in which Jews were not welcome. Fearing a clumsy scene, Kathy wants to tell her family and friends that Phil claims to be Jewish, but Phil imposes himself against Kathy to tell only Jane. At the party, everyone is very friendly with Phil, although many people are “unable” to participate at the last minute. I`ve seen a lot of people describe this film as “a play of time” and a great film, but irrelevant in our time. But this film has lessons that any new generation should learn. The lessons taught in this film can be applied to other forms of prejudice such as sexism, racism and homophobia, among others. Even today, our society is full of “nice” people who hate bigotry and intolerance, but who stand idly by when they get there directly.

If you watch this movie, it could change everything. At a luncheon party, Phil Minify`s divorced niece meets Kathy Lacey (Dorothy McGuire), a schoolteacher who turns out to be the person who originally came up with the story. The next day, Phil tries to explain to his precocious young son anti-Jewish prejudices, just after showing his own anti-female prejudice. Green tells his mother that he is impressed by the strange idea that the idea for the article came from “a girl” in the magazine. Her mother replies, “Why, women will think next.” Phil and Kathy are starting to date. You agree to keep it secret that Phil is not Jewish. Dave announces that he has to leave his job because he cannot find housing for his family. Kathy owns an empty house in Darien, but even though Phil sees it as the obvious solution to Dave`s problem, Kathy is not ready to insult her neighbors by renting it out to a Jewish family.

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