No. 85: Gentleman’s Agreement
An understated American classic
1947, dir. Elia Kazan. The most notable thing about this morality play about a journalist pretending to be a Jew in order to expose genteel American anti-Semitism in the late 1940s is that the film is set in the late 1940s and not a single mention is made of those historical events, you know, just a few years before, that were sort of important for Jews. Still: a Jewish Gregory Peck? Dayenu.