A Place in the Sun Movie Review 1951

Information and Film Reviews for A Place in the Sun the Movie

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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.

Cast and Crew

Tearjerkers, Ethics & Morals, Wrong Side of the Tracks, Tragedy, Obsessive Love, Death Row
Harry Brown, Michael Wilson
Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Raymond Burr, Anne Revere, Keefe Brasselle, Shepperd Strudwick, Herbert (Hayes) Heyes, Frieda Inescort
William Mellor
George Stevens
Franz Waxman
Paramount Pictures, George Stevens


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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