Celeste Holm Gentleman`s Agreement

Not only are the basic elements of Hobson work maintained, but in some cases they are more dimensioned and plausible. This is the case of adaptation, staging and performances. Thus, the first meeting between Phil Green and Kathy is more understandable on the screen than on the printed page. In the same way, the couple`s other scenes, especially the initial love scene, dramatize their irresistible mutual physical attraction that overcomes their violent philosophical differences. It`s about the anti-Semitism of prosperous post-war America and the insidious way jews were excluded from high-level social clubs, resorts, and, of course, jobs. There have been no official bans, only a nod and wink and a “gentleman`s agreement” between non-Jews of conservative wasps that they know the kind of people they want to be associated with. This is the kind of everyday prejudice that Groucho Marx elegantly retaliated with his joke that he didn`t want to join a club that would have him as a member. Oscar winner: supporting actress (Celeste Holm); directed by (Elia Kazan); Best Movie (20th Century-Fox) After many discussions with his older and worried mother (a Typecast Anne Revere), Phil finally has a Eureka moment. Of course! That`s all! Just as he wrote Orwellen reports about being a minor or Okie — he would be Jewish! He pretended to be a Jew and applied for jobs, associations, hotel reservations, etc. In a state of literary ecstasy, he almost shouts, “And I have a title for that – I was Jewish for six months!” Here is a great and moving film – the best that comes from an American studio in a few years. Kathy`s attitudes will be revealed further before she and Phil announce their engagement.

His sister Jane (Jane Wyatt) invites him to a party at his home in Darien, Connecticut, known as the “restricted” community where Jews are not welcome. For fear of an unpleasant scene, Kathy wants to tell her family and friends that Phil claims to be Jewish, but Phil imposes himself so that Kathy only tells Jane. At the party, everyone is very friendly with Phil, although many people may “not participate” at the last minute. Before posting, we would like to thank you for your participation in the debate – we are delighted that you have chosen to participate and we appreciate your opinions and experience. In the magazine, Phil is assigned to a secretary, Elaine Wales (June Havoc), who reveals that she too is Jewish. . . .

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