Magazine writer Phil Green (Peck) looks for a new angle when he agrees to write a series of articles on anti-Semitism for publisher John Minify (Dekker). Phil pretends to be Jewish, and his new identity pervades his life in unexpected ways, almost destroys his relationships. Garfield has a small but powerful role as Phil's Jewish friend Dave, who has long had to deal with both overt and covert prejudice. This movie was Hollywood's first major attack on anti-Semitism. Controversial in its day, yet still timely.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 118 minutes.
Oscars 1947: Director (Kazan), Picture, Support. Actress (Holm); Golden Globes 1948: Director (Kazan), Film--Drama, Support. Actress (Holm); N.Y. Film Critics 1947: Director (Kazan), Film.
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