BEST PICTURE, BEST DIRECTOR Academy Awards (1948)
BEST PICTURE (DRAMA), BEST DIRECTOR Golden Globes (1948)
NOMINATION Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival (1948)
BEST DIRECTOR National Board of Review (1947)
BEST DIRECTOR New York Film Critics Circle (1947)
This classic film adapts Laura Z. Hobson's novel about a writer (Gregory Peck) who is assigned to write an article on antisemitism in America and decides to pretend he is a Jew. He discovers, to his surprise and confusion, that antisemitism is rampant in postwar America.
Stars Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, Celeste Holm, John Garfield, Jane Wyatt, and Dean Stockwell.
"Like the novel, the movie contends that decent, intelligent people, who know better than to be anti-Semitic but take no militant steps to stamp out the social weed, are chiefly to blame for its hardy growth."
-Time, November 1947
USA, 1947, 118 minutes, B&W
Directed by Elia Kazan
Public Exhibition 16mm Rental available