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A Place in the Sun

A Place in the Sun(1951)

Also Known As: A Modern Story | An American Tragedy |

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Brief Synopsis

An ambitious young man wins an heiress'' heart but has to cope with his former girlfriend''s pregnancy.

Cast & Crew

George Stevens Director
Montgomery Clift George Eastman
Elizabeth Taylor Angela Vickers
Shelley Winters Alice Tripp
Anne Revere Hannah Eastman
Keefe Brasselle Earl Eastman
Fred Clark Bellows
Raymond Burr District Attorney R. Frank Marlowe
Herbert Heyes Charles Eastman
Shepperd Strudwick Anthony Vickers
Frieda Inescort Mrs. Vickers
Kathryn Givney Louise Eastman
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Los Angeles opening: 15 Aug 1951; New York opening: 28 Aug 1951
Release Date:  1951 Production Date:  George Stevens' Production
EB; AFI; Paige
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Duration(mins):  118 or 122 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  14    

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  • "Is This The Place?"

    frank r. lopez 2019-09-16

    1951 box office success, tragic drama based on Theodore Dreiser's 1925 novel, great writing and screenplay (different than the book-damn-censors) by... MORE>

  • A Place in Hell

    Nina 2019-09-07

    Although based on Dreiser's An American Tragedy, this movie dumbed down the story and pulled the typical Hollywood trick of making the dumped... MORE>

  • A place in the sun

    Jeff Boston 2019-07-31

    is what is needed to stay awake during this dreamy and dreary super-soaper. A place in the sun is what is needed for George to dry out his soiled soul. A... MORE>