Melodramatic adaptation of "An American Tragedy," Theodore Dreiser's realist classic about an ambitious laborer whose aspirations to the high life with a gorgeous debutante are threatened by his lower-class lover's pregnancy. Clift is magnificent in the lead, and Taylor and Winters also shine in support. Burr, however, grossly overdoes his role of the vehement prosecutor. Still, not a bad effort from somewhat undisciplined director Stevens.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 120 minutes.
Oscars 1951: B&W Cinematog., Costume Des. (B&W), Director (Stevens), Film Editing, Screenplay, Orig. Dramatic Score; AFI 1998: Top 100; Directors Guild 1951: Director (Stevens); Golden Globes 1952: Film--Drama, Natl. Film Reg. 1991.
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