Saturday, November 29, 2014

GREGORY PECK and ANNE BAXTER

An historic drama on the theme of anti-Semitism based on the novel by Laura Z. Hobson. Socially relevant material very advanced for its time.


10 comments:

  1. Radio every OTHER day! ;)

    Remember "Black Like Me? I read it as a kid in 7th grade.

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  2. We forget just how pervasive Antisemitism here was back then - not all that long ago.

    JMJ

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  3. One thing about this had to be faked up. Being Jewish is a racial thing more than a religious one. It's in the blood. Also, I don't think a person who is not Jewish can pretend he is, and make it work. It's real hard to hide it, if you are, but it can't be really be imitated, so this story is hokey as hell.

    Harold Beckburger

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  4. It's too bad that no one -- with the possible exception of Inspector AiPac ;-) -- bothered to LISTEN to the 66-year-old broadcast. I did, of course, as I do with everything I try to share here, and was hoping that someone else would see, as I do, that this is one of the most nakedly POLEMICAL presentations ever made.

    Gregory Peck's character appears stiff, two-dimensional, unduly doctrinaire and priggish. He seems in fact to portray something positively allegorical here. The "romance" with "Kathy" seems hasty, stilted, and therefore, unbelievable.

    I haven't seen the movie in a long time, but, if I remember rightly, it was far better than this miserably tendentious, hortatory script -- an obviously contrived effort completely lacking in subtlety, wit or basic honesty.

    And that is one of many ways the Marxian mythmakers crept in and took over the culture while pretending to inform, enlighten and entertain us.

    Anyway, I find it discouraging when participants here give only the most perfunctory responses based on little but personal prejudice, hearsay and conjecture.

    Poor as I believe the script to be the issues it raises deserve a lot more attention than they get. What we have here in my opinion is an early example of the harmful NEO-ORTHODOXY we now call Political Correctness that over took the nation more than twenty years ago.

    As such, Gentleman's Agreement OUGHT to interest us greatly.

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  5. :P

    A self-righteous person acts superior to his peers because he believes his moral standards are perfect. This "moral smugness" is condescending by nature and is usually found offensive by others.

    Self-righteousness is a way unintelligent and nonathletic people can retain a sense of superiority. Various cults (like "progressive" liberalism) and religions promote self-righteousness in an attempt to convert the average person, who feels immoral by comparison.

    It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness.

    People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint.


    -Penn Gilette

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  6. It has been the acknowledged right of every Marxist scholar to read into Marx the particular meaning that he himself prefers and to treat all others with indignation.

    - John Kenneth Galbraith

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  7. Considering the considerable Jewish influence in Hollywood and the media making a movie of which the theme is anti-Semitism, is a bit rich, IMO. Hollywood may have been less of a cess pool of depravity in 1947 than it is today but the power seems to be concentrated in the same ethnic hands today, as it was then.

    I doubt the Hollywood crowd had much first hand experience in the realm of anti-Semitism, but I guess it makes for a good story line and it may induce guilt in the more feeble minded goyim among us.

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  8. The effect of aggressive "Semitism" -- something the existence of which no one seems to want ever to acknowledge -- may have done a great deal of hard o Western Civilization, but the blame really lies in the West's lack of resolve in upholding and defending the ideals and principles which made it great.

    Obviously Hitler's horrid attempt to "remedy" the situation was entirely wrong-headed and led to much greater destruction and degeneration on ALL fronts.

    SAD! Christ wants us to BUILD sound new structures not DESTROY fine old ones.

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