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Thumbnail for A Place in the Sun (1951) A Place in the Sun (1951)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 77
Category: Drama, Mystery/Noir/Thriller, RomanceNotable as: Romance FilmSub-Category: drama film, film noirRuntime: 117 - 122 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: George StevensScreenwriter: Michael Wilson, Harry Brown, Theodore DreiserBased on: An American TragedyMusic: Franz WaxmanCinematography: William C. MellorStars: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere, Fred Clark, Raymond Burr, Ted de Corsia, Ian Wolfe, Douglas Spencer Producer: George StevensAwards won: Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (William C. Mellor)
Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White (Edith Head)
Academy Award for Best Director (George Stevens)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (William Hornbeck)
Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic or Comedy Score (Franz Waxman)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Michael Wilson, Harry Brown)
National Film Registry
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Montgomery Clift)
Academy Award for Best Actress (Shelley Winters)
Academy Award for Best Picture (George Stevens)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

A Place in the Sun is a 1951 American drama film loosely based on the 1925 novel An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser and the play, also titled An American Tragedy. It tells the story of a working-class young man who is entangled with two women; one who works in his wealthy uncle's factory and the other a beautiful socialite. The novel had been filmed once before, as An American Tragedy, in 1931. A Place in the Sun was directed by George Stevens from a screenplay by Harry Brown and Michael Wilson, and stars Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, and Shelley Winters; its supporting actors included Anne Revere, and Raymond Burr. The film was a critical and commercial success, winning six Academy Awards and the first ever Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama. In 1991, A Place in the Sun was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


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