A Place in the Sun

A Place in the Sun

A Place in the Sun

Filmmaking giant George Stevens' Oscar-winning romantic melodrama, the story of a working-class man (Montgomery Clift) who is entangled with two women; one who works in his wealthy uncle's factory (Shelley Winters) and the other a beautiful socialite (Elizabeth Taylor).

Theodore Dreiser's 1925 novel on which this is based has been adapted numerous times, including stage productions in 1926 and 1929, and a 1931 film version directed by Josef von Sternberg. There is also an intriguing failed attempt in the 1920s to get it on the big screen, which involved a screenplay by Sergei Eisenstein and Charlie Chaplin as producer.

Winner of 6 Academy Awards in 1952, including Best Director, Screenplay, Cinematography and Costume; Best Picture (Drama), Golden Globes 1952
1951Rating: PG122 minsUSA
DramaRomanceClassic
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Reviews & comments

Total Film

Total Film

press

Most of Dreiser's acrid social satire is smoothed away by Stevens' grandiose style, and it's all too stately to be affecting.

3.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Gripping from first to last.

5.0
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The Australian

The Australian

press

One of the great studio dramas of the period and one of this column's favourite films, with haunting performances from Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

Most of Dreiser's acrid social satire is smoothed away by Stevens' grandiose style, and it's all too stately to be affecting.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Gripping from first to last.

5.0
0
The Australian

The Australian

press

One of the great studio dramas of the period and one of this column's favourite films, with haunting performances from Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift.

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