Not only are the basic elements of Hobson`s work preserved, but in some cases they retain a larger dimension and greater plausibility. This applies to adaptation, staging and performances. Thus, the first meeting between Phil Green and Kathy is more understandable on the screen than on the printed page. Similarly, the couple`s other scenes, especially the initial love scene, dramatize their irresistible reciprocal physical attraction that overcomes their violent philosophical differences. The next day, Dave Phil says that he and his family are moving into Darien`s cottage, and Kathy is moving in with her sister next door to make sure they are being treated well by their neighbours. When Phil heard him, he reconciled with Kathy. Kathy`s attitude is revealed later that she and Phil announce their engagement. His sister Jane (Jane Wyatt) invited him to a party at his home in Darien, Connecticut, known as a “restricted” community in which Jews were not welcome. Fearing a clumsy scene, Kathy wants to tell her family and friends that Phil claims to be Jewish, but Phil imposes himself against Kathy to tell only Jane. At the party, everyone is very friendly with Phil, although many people are “unable” to participate at the last minute. Gentleman`s Agreement was generally well received by the influential New York Times critic, Bosley Crowther.
Crowther stated that “every point about the prejudices that Miss Hobson had to make in her book was made with superior illustration and more graphic demonstration in the film, so that the momentum of her moral indignation is not only broadened, but is strengthened.” But Crowther also said the film shared the novel`s failures by “narrowly limiting explorations at the social and professional level of the upper class, to which it is immediately exposed.” He also said that the main character`s shock at the scale of anti-Semitism lacked credibility: “It`s an extraordinarily naïve role in careful analysis.”  The role of Phillip Green was initially offered to Cary Grant, but he refused. Peck decided to accept the role, even though his agent advised him to turn it down because he believed Peck would put his career at risk. Jewish actor John Garfield has agreed to play a lesser role in the film to be a part of it. Nominations: Best Lead Actor (Gregory Peck), Actress (Dorothy McGuire), Supp. Actress (Anne Revere), screenplay, cut I`ve seen a lot of people describe this film as “a play of time” and a great film, but irrelevant to our time. But this film has lessons that any new generation should learn. The lessons taught in this film can be applied to other forms of prejudice such as sexism, racism and homophobia, among others. Even today, our society is full of “nice” people who hate bigotry and intolerance, but who stand idly by when they get there directly.