Movie: 'A Place in the Sun'

Release Date: August 14, 1951

How It Got Made: 'A Place in the Sun' is at once one of cinema's great love stories and one of its great crime dramas, but getting it made was a struggle marked by bitter arguments before, during and after the production. Fortunately, the seamless finished product bore no apparent trace of the strife. Besides becoming an enormous hit upon its release 60 years ago this week, the film won several Oscars, cemented the stardom of Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor (and created the image of adult sensuality that transformed Taylor from a child star into an all-time screen goddess), made a star out of Shelley Winters, and influenced filmmakers for decades to come.