The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

Director: Nunnally Johnson Cast: Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Fredric March
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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

This meticulous and unusually long cinemadaptation of Sloan Wilson's best-selling novel The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit stars Gregory Peck as an ex-army officer, pursuing a living as a TV writer in the postwar years. Hired by a major broadcasting network, Peck is assigned to write speeches for the network's president (Fredric March). Peck comes to realize that the president's success has come at the expense of personal happiness, and this leads Peck to ruminate on his own life. Extended flashbacks reveal that Peck had experienced a torrid wartime romance with Italian girl Marisa Pavan, a union that produced a child. Peck is torn between his responsibility to his illegitimate son and his current obligations towards his wife (Jennifer Jones), his children, and his employer. Among the many life-altering decisions made by Peck before the fade-out is his determination to seek out a job that will allow him to spend more time with his family, even if it means a severe cut in salary. The superb hand-picked supporting cast of The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit includes Ann Harding as March's wife, Keenan Wynn as the man who informs Peck that he'd fathered an Italian child, Henry Daniell as a detached executive, and an unbilled DeForrest Kelley as an army medic (who gets to say "He's dead, captain"!)

Product Details

Release Date: 08/09/2005
UPC: 0024543190677
Original Release: 1956
Rating: NR
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:32:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by author and publisher James Monaco; Movietone news footage (Film Premiere); Still gallery; Restoration comparison; Theatrical trailer; Widescreen format (Aspect ratio: 2.55:1); Audio: English Dolby surround, Spanish mono, French stereo; Subtitles: English, Spanish

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gregory Peck Tom Rath
Jennifer Jones Betsy Rath
Fredric March Ralph Hopkins
Marisa Pavan Maria
Lee J. Cobb Judge Bernstein
Ann Harding Mrs. Hopkins
Keenan Wynn Caesar Gardella
Gene Lockhart Bill Hawthorne
Portland Mason Janie
Arthur O'Connell Walker
Henry Daniell Bill Ogden
Joseph Sweeney Edward Schultz
Sandy Descher Barbara
Mickey Maga Pete
Kenneth Tobey Mahoney
Ruth Clifford Florence
Geraldine Wall Miriam
Jerry Hall Freddie
Frank Wilcox Dr. Pearce
Nan Martin Miss Lawrence
Leon Alton Cliff
Phyllis Graffeo Gina
Dorothy Adams Mrs. Hopkins' Maid
Dorothy Phillips Maid
Mary Benoit Secretary
King Lockwood Business Executive
Lomax Study Elevator Operator
Renata Vanni Italian Farm Wife
Mario Siletti Carriage Driver
Lee Graham Crew Chief
Michael Jeffrey Mr. Sims
Robert Boon German Soldier
Alexander Campbell Johnson
Tristram Coffin Byron Holgate
John Crawford Italian Boy
Paul Glass Actor
Harry Lauter Actor
Jack Mather Police Sergeant
William "Bill" Phillips Bugala
William Phipps Soldier
Otto Reichow Actor
Jim Brandt Actor
Raymond Winston Actor
Gigi Perreau Susan Hopkins
Connie Gilchrist Mrs. Manter
DeForest Kelley Bit
Roy E. Glenn Master Sergeant Matthews

Technical Credits
Nunnally Johnson Director,Screenwriter
Alfred Bruzlin Sound/Sound Designer
Charles G. Clarke Cinematographer
Bernard Herrmann Score Composer
Ray Kellogg Special Effects
Charles LeMaire Costumes/Costume Designer
Harry M. Leonard Sound/Sound Designer
Ben Nye Makeup
Stuart A. Reiss Set Decoration/Design
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
Jack Martin Smith Art Director
Dorothy Spencer Editor
Lyle Wheeler Art Director
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [:31]
2. Job Offer [3:45]
3. Grandmother's Estate [6:17]
4. Bedtime [2:09]
5. Flashback [2:11]
6. Romance in Rome [4:52]
7. Wartime Love Affair [:10]
8. Job Interview [8:43]
9. Under Fire [1:47]
10. He's Not Dead! [6:28]
11. Significance [3:56]
12. Possibilities [:16]
13. Lunch With the Boss [6:22]
14. Salary Negotiations [2:01]
15. Parental Concern [2:31]
16. Big Plans [1:29]
17. Gray Flannel Suits [:18]
18. Contested Will [2:52]
19. A Million Dollars [5:14]
20. No Oomph [:08]
21. An Honest Opinion [1:52]
22. Being Fearless [6:24]
23. Suspicious Circumstances [1:59]
24. Elopement [4:49]
25. Truthful Feedback [3:25]
26. Men Like Me [2:13]
27. Maria's Letter [3:07]
28. Too Much Honesty [7:58]
29. Summer of '45 [:36]
30. Rage [5:42]
31. Family Man [2:21]
32. Honorable Actions [2:12]

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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
DanDO More than 1 year ago
Gregory Peck displays what we now call classic symptoms of PTSD, this years before the official diagnosis. How he comes to terms with his experiences in WWII are as relevant today as in 1950's. Certainly there is more going on in this film, but it is worth watching for this aspect alone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great movies can be defined by wanting to watch them again. this movie also has a good cast & is a classic worth owning & sharing with family
Anonymous More than 1 year ago