A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred. An informal agreement (1907-1908) between Japan and the United States that restricted the inflow of Japanese immigrants in exchange for desegregating San Francisco's public schools. With Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm. Directed by Elia Kazan.

Gentlemen’s Agreement, (1907), U.S.-Japanese understanding in which Japan agreed not to issue passports to emigrants to the United States, except to certain categories of business and professional men.In return, U.S. Pres. Theodore Roosevelt agreed to urge the city of San Francisco to rescind an order by which children of Japanese parents were segregated from white students in the schools. It reflected President Theodore Roosevelt's diplomatic efforts to address California's growing anti-Japanese sentiment and to appease a proud Japanese government.