It`s about the anti-Semitism of prosperous post-war America and the insidious way jews were excluded from high-level social clubs, resorts, and, of course, jobs. There have been no official bans, only a nod and wink and a “gentleman`s agreement” between non-Jews of conservative wasps that they know the kind of people they want to be associated with. This is the kind of everyday prejudice that Groucho Marx elegantly retaliated with his joke that he didn`t want to join a club that would have him as a member. Linwood Dunn Theater111 E 59th StNew York, NY, 10022 1947, the Oscar for Best Picture went to Gentleman`s Agreement with Gregory Peck as campaign reporter. The awards for Best Director were also received by Elia Kazan and Best Supporting Actress to Celeste Holm.