Contrast of rich and poor, as the aspiring young man becomes obsessed with murdering his factory girl fianc?e when offered the chance to get a rich wife.
Genre: Feature Film-Drama
Release Date: 8-AUG-2006
Media Type: DVD
George Stevens won an Oscar for his 1951 adaptation of Theodore Dreiser's novel An American Tragedy, though the film seems a little overwrought today and even self-parodying at times. Still, Montgomery Clift's performance as a poor lad so drawn to a rich, beautiful girl (Elizabeth Taylor) that he contemplates killing his lower-class fiancée (Shelley Winters) is powerful, sympathetic, and mesmerizing. Taylor makes a strong impression, but Winters is awfully good in the less-glamorous role. The tone of the film is oppressive--the film doesn't exactly breathe with possibility--but there are lots of good reasons to give this movie a visit. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Excellent! This film is extremely rare and I wasn't able to find it ANYWHERE. I was only able to find the Portugese version on Amazon until I found this, thank you!!!! Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2013 by Souris
This is a sad movie but one I think I can watch over and over. Montgomery Clift was a very good actor. Read morePublished on June 26 2013 by mater
Ever wanted something you couldn't have? Ever wanted it so badly you'd kill to have it? In "A Place in the Sun" George Eastman (Montgomery Clift), a poor young man with big... Read morePublished on April 7 2004 by Veronica L. Rivera
This film is a classic. The reviewer who says this film is overrated due to it being a 1950s film is wrong. He only wishes he could land a gorgeous beauty like Elizabeth Taylor. Read morePublished on Dec 11 2003
I'm not paying almost 30 dollars for a standard format DVD. I have this on VHS in standard and that does me fine until they release the DVD in widescreen. Read morePublished on Dec 6 2003 by Donna F. Enriquez
The movie "A Place in the Sun" was based on the best selling novel "An American Tragedy" written by Theodore Dreiser. Read morePublished on Sept. 17 2003