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Directed by Elia Kazan • 1947 • United States
Starring Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield
Adapted from Laura Z. Hobson’s best-selling novel, this groundbreaking examination of anti-Semitism centers on a New York reporter (Gregory Peck) who decides to pose as a Jew in order to write a series of articles on anti-Jewish discrimination—and soon discovers what it is to be a victim of intolerance. Winner of the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, and Supporting Actress (for Celeste Holm), this powerful human drama was, along with the similarly themed CROSSFIRE (released the same year), one of the first major films to speak out forcefully against the bigotry embedded within everyday American life.