Gentleman’s Agreement | directed by Elia Kazan and starring Gregory Peck - 1947

When studio chiefs heard about the making of “Gentleman’s Agreement,” they asked the producer not to make it, fearing its theme of anti-Semitism and racism would stir up a hornet's nest. Not only did production continue, but a scene was subsequently written into the script that mirrored that confrontation. The movie, directed by Elia Kazan, and starred Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Sam Jaffe, became Fox’s top-grossing picture of the year in 1948 and won three Academy Awards for Best Motion Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress: Celeste Holm.