7 comments on “Gentleman’s Agreement

  1. Considered in the context of 1947, the film deserves respect; however, it is way too preachy–preachy almost without end. It just happens that this was on one of the HBO channels yesterday. It was just too boring to watch all the way through and, as you imply, the relationship between Peck and McGuire seemed silly. Not one of my favorite Kazan flicks.

    • You’re spot on Ken, I was trying to stay away from the big-P word, but yes it is preachy. Just wondering, how far into the film did you get? It seems to get exponentially preachy toward the end (calm down, not a huge spoiler). I had to consciously hold my eye rolls in respect.

  2. I heard Peck say more than once that it was the movie he was most proud of.

    But how come it’s Gentleman’s Agreement and not Gentlemen’s Agreement?

  3. An interesting critique. I’m never seen it myself, though I am surprised that Peck would choose this as his proudest work when he also has Mockingbird under his belt.

    • He told me this sometime between ’62 and ’64, when his son and I were friends in school together, so he had made TKAM. Maybe he came to give it more love later in his life.

      • Whoa, are you saying that you knew Gregory Peck? And around the time of To Kill a Mockingbird? I’m in awe! As to the other day’s comment, I can’t find anything explaining why it’s not Gentlemen’s Agreement. I found the title jarring as well.

  4. Peck is the only star I’ve known personally, unless you count my niece and her boyfriend (Janet Varney and Chris Hardwick). When my mom met Peck, she almost fainted. My daughter during her years at Brown had better luck with the children of stars and their parents, and she also spent three days on location for, yes, Furry Vengeance, getting paid union scale. This resulted, after the film was cut, in about 30 seconds or so of screen time for her. I think that the star that she spent the most time chillin with was Ken Jeong. 🙂

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