The Arrangement (1969)

At some point in his fifties, Elia Kazan had a nervous breakdown, then wrote a novel about it, and then adapted the book for the cinema; the result, The Arrangement, is arguably the first Hollywood movie ever to deal explicitly with the concept of midlife crisis. Kirk Douglas is the fracturing American Man, Deborah Kerr is his patronizing wife, and Faye Dunaway is the young hottie who turns him upside down.


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