Gentleman`s Agreement is the kind of film that contains the usual drama of a Zanuck film, but the subject is what makes the film so revolutionary. In addition to winning the Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Direction, Gentleman`s Agreement was one of Fox`s highest-grossing films of 1947. However, the political character of the film angered the House Un-American Activities Committee, Elia Kazan, Darryl Zanuck, John Garfield and Anne Revere before the commission. Revere refused to testify, and even though Garfield appeared, he refused to “give names.” Both were included in the red channels on Hollywood`s blacklist. Garfield remained on the blacklist for a year, was again called to testify against his wife and died of a heart attack at the age of 39 before his second hearing. The film was controversial in its time, as was a similar film on the same subject, Crossfire, released the same year (although this film was originally a story of homophobia, which was later turned into anti-Semitism). Gentleman`s Agreement was generally well received by influential New York Times critic Bosley Crowther. Crowther stated that “every point about the prejudices that Miss Hobson had to make in her book was made with superior illustration and graphic demonstration in the film, so that the momentum of her moral outrage is not only broadened, but strengthened.” But Crowther also said the film shared the novel`s flaws, as “explorations are narrowly limited to the social and professional level of the upper class, of which it is immediately the object.” Kathy`s attitudes will be revealed further before she and Phil announce their engagement.