A Place in the Sun

Part of our Film 100
The American Film Institute Essentials

George Stevens' stunning adaptation of Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy garnered six Academy Awards® and guaranteed immortality for screen lovers Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor.

Clift stars as George Eastman, a poor young man determined to win a place in respectable society and the heart of a beautiful socialite (Elizabeth Taylor). Shelley Winters plays the factory girl whose dark secret threatens Eastman's professional and romantic prospects. Consumed with fear and desire, Eastman is ultimately driven to a desperate act of passion that unravels his world forever.

A Place in the Sun won the Academy Award for Best Director; Best Screenplay; Best Cinematography; Best Costume Design; Best Film Editing; Best Music-Franz Waxman and was nominated for Best Picture; Best Actor - Montgomery Clift; Best Actress - Shelley Winters.

Not rated.Running Time
122 min
A Place in the Sun Monday, December 3, 2012, 2:30 pm
A Place in the Sun Monday, December 3, 2012, 5:00 pm
A Place in the Sun Monday, December 3, 2012, 7:30 pm
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