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Release Date: 1951

DVD Release Date: August 14th, 2001

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary
In this classic version of Theodore Dreiser's novel "An American Tragedy," George Eastman (Montgomery Clift), the nephew of a wealthy industrialist, is excluded from high society and given a blue-collar job at his uncle's factory. While ascending the ranks of the company, George becomes romantically involved with co-worker Alice Tripp (Shelley Winters). However, when he is introduced to socialite Angela Vickers (Elizabeth Taylor), he quickly falls for her, leading to a tragic love triangle.

Cast: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Keefe Brasselle, Raymond Burr, Anne Revere, Fred Clark, Kathryn Givney

Director: George Stevens

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Passionate, Love, Emotional, Fall, Temptation, Girlfriend, Brooding, Love triangle, 1950s, Rivalry


Winner Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Winner Film Editing
Winner Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Winner Writing (Screenplay)
Winner Directing
Winner Costume Design (Black-and-White)
Nominated Best Cinematography
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture