The Arrangement

The Arrangement

Kirk Douglas
Director: Elia Kazan Cast: Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
, Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
, Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
Elia Kazan


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Kirk Douglas has an extreme case of mid-life crisis in Elia Kazan's turgid melodrama (adapted from his best-selling novel). Douglas plays successful advertising executive Eddie Anderson, who cracks under the strain of the morning rush hour in Los Angeles and plows his sports car into a truck. Landing in a convalescent home, Eddie remains mute to everyone except his boss Finnegan (Charles Drake). In his recovery room, Eddie dreams about co-worker Gwen (Faye Dunaway), a sexy research assistant at his agency. Meanwhile, the psychiatrist Dr. Liebman (Harold Gould) talks to Eddie's wife, Florence (Deborah Kerr), who reveals that at one time Eddie and Gwen had an affair, but they broke it off. Unfortunately, after that escapade, Eddie's interest in sex vanished completely. Then after the interview with Dr. Liebman, following a terrible nightmare, Eddie breaks out of his self-imposed silence and declares to Florence that he is tired of his unfulfilling life of "arrangements." Eddie returns to work, but the return is marked by Eddie insulting a major client, alienating his co-workers, and then taking off in a private plane in which he flies madly over the skies of L.A. His lawyer Arthur (Hume Cronyn) keeps Eddie from being thrown in jail and also talks Eddie into giving Florence the power of attorney. Eddie proceeds to travel to New York, where he runs into Gwen, who now has a child. Eddie is in New York to visit his senile father, Sam (Richard Boone), but when his family attempts to put Sam in a nursing home, Eddie takes him away with him to their old family estate on Long Island. Eddie calls up Gwen, and she travels to Long Island to resume their affair. Meanwhile, Eddie's loved ones search for Sam, and they are closing in on Eddie's Long Island sanctuary.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/2017
UPC: 0888574474638
Original Release: 1969
Rating: R
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 2:05:00
Sales rank: 31,477

Special Features

Vintage Featurette: A New Lifestyle Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kirk Douglas Eddie Anderson
Faye Dunaway Gwen
Deborah Kerr Florence Anderson
Richard Boone Sam Anderson
Hume Cronyn Arthur
Michael Higgins Michael
John Randolph Jones Charles
Carol Rossen Gloria
Anne Hegira Thomna
William Hansen Dr. Weeks
Charles Drake Finnegan
Harold Gould Dr. Liebman
E.J. Andre Uncle Joe
Michael Murphy Father Draddy
Diane Hull Ellen
Ann Doran Nurse Costello
Elia Kazan Actor
Chet Stratton Charlie
Barry Sullivan Chet Collier
Philip Bourneuf Judge Morris
Marilyn Jess Actor

Technical Credits
Elia Kazan Director,Producer,Screenwriter
David Amram Score Composer
Stefan Arnsten Editor
Malcolm C. Bert Art Director
Audrey Blasdel-Goddard Set Decoration/Design
Gene Callahan Production Designer
Burtt Harris Asst. Director
Larry Jost Sound/Sound Designer
Charles H. Maguire Associate Producer
Robert Surtees Cinematographer
Theadora Van Runkle Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Arrangement
1. Good Morning Life [3:26]
2. The Accident [2:26]
3. Home Recuperation [3:38]
4. Working on Zephyr [5:46]
5. Office Tramp [4:45]
6. Christmas Party [4:40]
7. Not Worth It [3:20]
8. Fort the Lady To Say [4:16]
9. Changing Faces [5:40]
10. What's the Matter? [5:09]
11. Looking Out for Herself [4:24]
12. Visiting Sam [6:34]
13. Visiting Gwen [4:57]
14. No Such Animal [3:08]
15. Family Home [2:52]
16. Last Night All Night [4:43]
17. Kidnapping Sam [3:07]
18. All I Want Of You [3:32]
19. Unexpected Guests [2:11]
20. Confrontation [3:22]
21. Departures [5:44]
22. Arthur's Admonition [4:04]
23. Community Property [5:29]
24. Lying Together [4:37]
25. Insane [3:44]
26. A Life In Flames [5:54]
27. Like with a Bullet [3:25]
28. Taxi Here? [2:33]
29. Another Fleece [4:18]
30. End Credits [1:59]
31. Chapter 31 [1:29]

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