Cinema: New Picture, Nov. 17, 1947

Gentleman's Agreement (20th Century-Fox) is an important experiment, honestly approached and successfully brought off. A middling-fair argumentative novel, in which Author Laura Z. Hobson suggested a way to fight certain kinds of anti-Semitism in the U.S., has been made into an almost overpowering polemical film.

The screenplay follows the novel closely. Gregory Peck is assigned by a magazine to write a series of articles on antiSemitism. To gather material, he decides to pretend to be a Jew for a few months. In a few weeks he suffers shocks that crack up his love affair,...

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