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"Gray Flannel Suit" - man lessons
- JM Dempsey
I'd seen part of this before, but not all the way through before last night (August 15, 2013). This is really outstanding! I think this is a movie that speaks to "what it means to be a man," and probably can best be appreciated by married men over 40 with children. The marital relationship between the Gregory Peck and Jennifer Jones characters is one of the most realistic I've ever seen portrayed on film.
Jennifer and Greg
Oscar Winners Frederic March, Jennifer Jones and Greg Peck excel in this fine film. Ms. Jones and Mr. Peck blazed to glory in Duel In The Sun and in this film play middle aged couple living in surburbia. Quite a difference from Duel In The Sun. However the two great stars give great performances as a Husband and Wife confronted by a secret from Greg's wartime service. Frederic March, always superb is the third Oscar winner in a cast also with fine performances by Ann Harding, Arthur O Connelll and Lee J Cobb, among others. Sadly Jennifer and Peck lifelong friends never worked together again and what a shame. Too bad they could not find a property in their mature years. Both were fine screen actors. I recommend this fine film from 20th Century Fox Adventure Los Angeles
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
- Dashiell Barnes
The adaptation of Sloan Wilson's novel was & still is an intelligent examination of the business world. Peck & March shine in their roles, while Jones gives an unremarkable performance, excellent character actors round-up the cast. Director Johnson excellently captures both the grim actions of WWII & struggle of Peck to be a success at home & at work. Good film with some dated elements. I give it a 3.5/5.
TheMan In The Gray Flannel Suit
This is a great film. Gregory Peck is one of my very favorite actors. An actress friend of mine knew him and said he was a realy nice guy and really great-looking. Very few actors combined his talent, looks and versatility the same way. The cast is very nice. Frederic March is good in a key supporting role. Jennifer Jones and Mr. Peck had a good on-screen chemistry together, as in " Duel In The Sun." Arthur O'Connell was always a good supporting actor. Henry Daniell plays a bad guy really well. Keenan Wynn was a lifelong supporting actor. Marissa Pavan was very beautiful and very talented. Good ingredients often make a good product. that is certainly true here. In this film, Mr. Peck epitomizes the postwar American man. He was changed by the war and became a fuller person. In looking at the time period, one can see that it depicts a time in America that no longer exists. Tom Rath was a middle manager earning $7,000/year at the foundation. He then took a position paying $10,000/year at UBC. He had a nice house in a good Connecticut suburb. He owned a car. He had three small children. His wife didn't work. How much would a man have to earn today to live like that? One thing that made Mr. Peck such a great actor was that the audience could see him in a scene and imagine themselves reacting the same way in the same situation. Note the scene where he takes his little boy's dog up to the room so the boy can give him a bath. He was a great dad who would do anything he could for his son. My dad was like that. In "Roman Holiday," note his reaction when he sees the princess' photo and realizes that the beautiful young lady sleeping in his room is the princess. One can imagine himself reacting the same way. I have seen forty of his films. I have never seen him give a bad performance in any of them (even in bad films). This is one of his best. My favorite Gregory Peck films are this, "Gentlemen's Agreement," "The Gunfighter" and "Roman Holiday." This is great!
Do the right thing
- Jeff Boston
The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit is obviously set in the 1950s and helps to define the decade. It also has timeless messages that helps to define decency. It is a movie about honesty and responsibility, a thoroughly adult picture worth watching for the acting and to remind us that life can be convoluted, but our moral compasses need not be.
Business Opportunities for Dummies.
- Frank Harris Horn
Gregory Peck gives one of his most superb performances in the screen adaptation of the novel by Sloan Wilson. Peck plays a World War II veteran, who struggles to get ahead in the business world by leaving his small-time job and entering the promising world of a big TV/radio network executive. Fredric March also stars as Peck's boss, who, like him, must decide on what's the most important thing in his life, family or success? A slick look at Madison Avenue life at home and at work. Nunnally Johnson, who directed the movie, also wrote the script. Music provided by Bernard Herrmann. Also starring Jennifer Jones, Lee J. Cobb, Marisa Pavan, Gene Lockhart, Keenan Wynn, Arthur O'Connell, Ann Harding, Nan Martin, Henry Daniell, Joseph Sweeney, Gigi Perreau, Connie Gilchrist, Kenneth Tobey, Sandy Descher, Mickey Maga, Ruth Clifford, Geraldine Wall & DeForest Kelley.
The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit (1956)
- James Higgins
85/100. Gregory peck excels as a man with insecurities that is being pushed by his ambitious wife, powerfully played by Jennifer Jones. His character is complex, and Peck handles the role beautifully. The supporting cast is exceptional, with Fredric March coming off best. Ann Harding and Arthur O'Connell also stand out. Well produced,especially the costume design. An excellent film.
What a weeper
- Darla Nimmo
I saw this movie in the late 80's and was floored by it's story. My favorite character in the movie is the judge played by Lee J. Cobb. His compassion and respect (especially toward Betsy) breaks my heart everytime, I also love the way he deftly handles Tom's aunt's caretaker.
The man in the gray flannel suit
What a beautiful ending! After watching Tom and Betsy angst it out for over two hours, the unexpected ending floored me. Just lovely.