Though outdated in some respects, the classic 1947 film “Gentleman’s Agreement” has a lot to say to contemporary audiences about identity politics.
Gregory Peck, who so famously embodied Atticus Finch in the film version of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ passionately opposed prejudice in Hollywood — against blacks and Jews.
Masha Leon first encountered Lauren Bacall in ‘To Have and Have Not’ in as a pre-teen 1944 Montreal. She never dreamed that she would actually meet her.
‘Gentleman’s Agreement,’ the story of a reporter investigating anti-Semitism, made movie history by winning the Oscar. The true story of author Laura Hobson is even more interesting.