It is about the anti-Semitism of prosperous post-war America and the insidious way in which Jews were excluded from high-level social clubs, resorts and, of course, jobs. There have been no official bans, just a nod and a nod and a “gentleman`s agreement” between nice conservatives they know the kind of people they want to be associated with. This is the kind of everyday prejudice that Groucho Marx elegantly dismissed with his joke that he did not want to join a club that would have him as a member. Hobson was Jewish; Born Laura Kean Zametkin, she changed her name to get a job as a magazine secretary – a decision that comes in the film, and what is interesting, transformed. Hart was Jewish, the film`s producer Darryl Zanuck was a Methodist, Elia Kazan came from Greek-Orthodox descent and Peck grew up Catholic. The personal, authoritarian and religious intelligence of this film is Hobson. Phil`s having a hard time starting his mission. He realizes that he can never feel what another person feels, unless he feels it himself. He remembers living “in okie on Route 66” or in minor for previous writings, instead of tapping a man`s shoulder and making him talk.
Then he decided to write: “I was Jewish for six months.” Gentleman`s Agreement is the kind of film that contains the usual drama of a Zanuck movie, but the subject is what makes the film so pioneering. It`s not that the explicit bigot language was unusual in some way. The film was adapted by Moss Hart after the bestseller by popular author Laura Z Hobson, who moved her .B. by outrage at how a congressman called columnist Walter Winchell a “kike” without anyone whispering. Hollywood was rather reluctant at the time when it came to explicitly mentioning Judaism, and perhaps now no less reluctant. Perhaps one of the few Hollywood films that preceded the word J was charlie Chaplin`s great dictator in 1940. And the high concept of the film becomes so serious, so misleading and presented with such a lack of self-confidence or preventive cynicism that one cannot help but smile at the dramatic moment when the idea is revealed. The Hollywood chapter of B`nai B`rith International honored Darryl Zanuck as “Man of the Year” for 1948. On Sunday, December 12, a commemorative evening was held in downtown Los Angeles at the Biltmore Hotel in front of more than a thousand spectators. Among the tributes to Zanuck, New Mexico Sen. Clinton Anderson said, “He doesn`t rush down the street of a community and asks his citizens to do good. He does not fill the pages of books with words that come together for a sermon.
He leaves you comfortably sitting in a theatre, sinking into a problem, going out into the night with your thoughts and lips and saying to your lips: “This situation should be changed”.  After the official speeches, there was a show of star varieties, including the Hollywood film world debut of the team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. The film was an unexpected box office success. According to Variety, he earned $3.9 million in rent in the United States in 1948.  Before posting, we would like to thank you for your participation in the debate – we are pleased that you have chosen to participate and we appreciate your opinions and experience.