The Arrangement. 1969. USA. Written and directed by Elia Kazan. With Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Richard Boone, Hume Cronyn
35mm. 125 min.
Longtime marrieds Eddie and Florence already take each other for granted, when Eddie begins an affair with the beautiful young Gwen. Yet Eddie is barely hanging on, contemplating suicide while managing his aging father’s medical issues and juggling two women. Kazan’s film, based on his novel, is a thinly veiled fictionalization of his own crumbling marriage and concurrent affair.