The Arrangement

Synopsis: Eddie is a very rich man who has everything he wants; money, family, success, but a car crash causes him to reevaluate the life he leads. Searching for the happiness he lost, he remembers his one-time lover, Gwen, even as his wife conspires to take his fortune...
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Elia Kazan
Production: Warner Home Video
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
125 min

Seven forty-five a. m.

Our Los Angeles temperature

will reach the high 80s.

The sky's clearing

after the usual morning smog.

At Cape Kennedy this morning,

a perfect blue sky.

And all systems are go.

The countdown is now at 56 minutes

and 34 seconds and counting.

Good morning, darling.

The Big Board opened higher

in active trading.

For the fourth straight day,

the Dow Jones Industrial Average...

...was over the 930 mark.

Yes. Yes. Yes. Ford has a better idea.

A better idea for you and your family.

Lee Miles. Lee Miles.

- Your commercial, darling.

- Zephyr. Clean as a breeze.

The cigarette you trust most

is the cigarette you'll enjoy most.

The astronauts are now

in the command module.

All systems are A-okay

and the countdown continues.

This edition of The Early Bird News...

...has been brought to you

as a public service by Zephyr:

The clean cigarette.

The cigarette you trust most

is the cigarette you enjoy most.

Live your good life through

with Zephyr cigarettes.

And the countdown continues.

Fourteen minutes, 10 seconds.

Brought to you by Community Finance.

So we say, "Trade with the company

that encourages you to borrow wisely. "

They're giving it away.

They're giving it away.

- This is Gregory Forrest-

- Five hundred dollars.

Mr. Colin Warner.

A clean Zephyr is clean as a breeze.

The cigarette you trust most

is the cigarette you'll enjoy most.

And the countdown continues.

Five minutes and 12 seconds.

Eleven seconds.

Ten seconds.

Nine seconds.

Brought to you by Zephyr,

the clean cigarette.

The cigarette you trust most,

is the cigarette you enjoy most.

Our best day of the month.

We bagged 314 of the enemy dead.

Senator Allen,

at his morning press conference...

...said we'd soon hit pay dirt.

Four minutes and 28 seconds.

Twenty-seven seconds.

Twenty-six seconds.

- People you trust most smoke Zephyr.

- The cigarette you enjoy most.

Our Los Angeles Dodgers yesterday

had their best day of the month.

They swept both ends

of their double-header by identical scores.

Two minutes, seven seconds.

Six seconds.

Yes, all your life long...

...the cigarette you trust most

is the cigarette you enjoy most.

Seven seconds.

Six seconds.

Five seconds.

Four seconds.

Three seconds.

Two seconds.

One second.



The giant rocket is slowly lifting.

Lifting. Lifting.

Dr. Morris, please report

to Surgery immediately.

Mr. Anderson's room, please.

Over here.

Calling Dr. Stevens.

Dr. Stevens, will you please check

with the nurse on duty in Ward B?

Did he say how it happened?

He hasn't said. He hasn't said a word.

Has there been any brain damage?

Mrs. Anderson,

there's someone here to see you.

His brother, I think he said.

Oh, Eddie, it's Michael.

- What the hell happened?

- Michael.

I had to go through his wallet.

He had a whole...

Did you know he'd begun

making payments on an airplane?

He hasn't said a word since?

Not a word.

I asked Dr. Leibman, my psychoanalyst,

to come and have a look at him.

Michael. Michael, can you-?

Can you stay for a few days?

- Can you, please?

- Y es.

He had a good night last night.

You had a good night, Eddie.

Pop sends his usual.

Same old stuff we were brought up on.

He hasn't changed a word

since we were kids.

From the strictly medical point of view...

...there's no reason why he can't

continue his convalescence at home.

When it came right down to it,

you put your head down, didn't you?

Ellen's going back to school

on the plane with Michael.

Isn't that nice, Eddie?

So take care of yourself, Eddie.

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Elia Kazan

Elia Kazan (; born Elias Kazantzoglou; September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was a Greek-American director, producer, writer and actor, described by The New York Times as "one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history".He was born in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey), to Cappadocian Greek parents. After attending Williams College and then the Yale School of Drama, he acted professionally for eight years, later joining the Group Theatre in 1932, and co-founded the Actors Studio in 1947. With Robert Lewis and Cheryl Crawford, his actors' studio introduced "Method Acting" under the direction of Lee Strasberg. Kazan acted in a few films, including City for Conquest (1940).Noted for drawing out the best dramatic performances from his actors, he directed 21 actors to Oscar nominations, resulting in nine wins. He directed a string of successful films, including A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), On the Waterfront (1954), and East of Eden (1955). During his career, he won two Oscars as Best Director, three Tony Awards, and four Golden Globes. He also received an Honorary Oscar. His films were concerned with personal or social issues of special concern to him. Kazan writes, "I don't move unless I have some empathy with the basic theme." His first such "issue" film was Gentleman's Agreement (1947), with Gregory Peck, which dealt with anti-Semitism in America. It received 8 Oscar nominations and 3 wins, including Kazan's first for Best Director. It was followed by Pinky, one of the first films in mainstream Hollywood to address racial prejudice against black people. In 1954, he directed On the Waterfront, a film about union corruption on the New York harbor waterfront. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), an adaptation of the stage play which he had also directed, received 12 Oscar nominations, winning 4, and was Marlon Brando's breakthrough role. In 1955, he directed John Steinbeck's East of Eden, which introduced James Dean to movie audiences. A turning point in Kazan's career came with his testimony as a witness before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1952 at the time of the Hollywood blacklist, which brought him strong negative reactions from many liberal friends and colleagues. His testimony helped end the careers of former acting colleagues Morris Carnovsky and Art Smith, along with ending the work of playwright Clifford Odets. Kazan later justified his act by saying he took "only the more tolerable of two alternatives that were either way painful and wrong." Nearly a half-century later, his anti-Communist testimony continued to cause controversy. When Kazan was awarded an honorary Oscar in 1999, dozens of actors chose not to applaud as 250 demonstrators picketed the event.Kazan influenced the films of the 1950s and '60s with his provocative, issue-driven subjects. Director Stanley Kubrick called him, "without question, the best director we have in America, [and] capable of performing miracles with the actors he uses." Film author Ian Freer concludes that even "if his achievements are tainted by political controversy, the debt Hollywood—and actors everywhere—owes him is enormous." In 2010, Martin Scorsese co-directed the documentary film A Letter to Elia as a personal tribute to Kazan. more…

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