A Place in the Sun
#92 on the AFI Best 100 American Movies List.
A Place in the Sun is a 1951 American drama film based on the 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, Shelley Winters, 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".
* Montgomery Clift as George Eastman
* Elizabeth Taylor as Angela Vickers
* Shelley Winters as Alice Tripp
* Anne Revere as Hannah Eastman
* Keefe Brasselle as Earl Eastman
* Fred Clark as Bellows, defense attorney
* Raymond Burr as Dist. Atty. R. Frank Marlowe
* Herbert Heyes as Charles Eastman
* Shepperd Strudwick as Anthony 'Tony' Vickers
* Frieda Inescort as Mrs. Ann Vickers
* Kathryn Givney as Louise Eastman
* Walter Sande as Art Jansen, George's Attorney
* Ted de Corsia as Judge R.S. Oldendorff
* John Ridgely as Coroner
* Lois Chartrand as Marsha