Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)

June 13, 2017 Whitney movie review 0 Comments

A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.

Gentleman’s Agreement centers around Phillip Schuyler Green (played by Gregory Peck) who goes undercover as a Jew to report on antisemitism.

This film came out shortly after the end of WWII and was obvious propaganda. The filming was dark, and while it was a dark subject itself it was so dark that sometimes I had difficult disguising what was going on. I have always had an interest in WWII so was looking forward to seeing this, unfortunately, the story telling was so dull that I don’t think I could have held my eyes up with toothpicks. In fact I am having a hard time reviewing this as my eyes were so glazed over that I couldn’t even give a fair judgement on whether Gentleman’s Agreement even deserved an Oscar for Best Picture. To conclude, this is a lackluster review for a lackluster film.


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