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A Place in the Sun

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Original title
A Place in the Sun
Running time
122 min.
United States United States
Romance. Drama | Romantic Drama. Melodrama. Remake
George Eastman (Montgomery Clift), the poor nephew of rich industrialist Charles Eastman (Herbert Heyes), takes a job in his uncle's factory. Despite his family relationship to the owner, the rich Eastman family treats George as an outsider and gives him the humblest job available in the factory and no entree into their exclusive social circle. George, uncomplaining, hopes to impress his uncle--whom he addresses as "Mr. Eastman"--with his hard work and earn his way up. While working in the factory, George starts dating fellow factory worker Alice "Al" Tripp (Shelley Winters), in defiance of the workplace rules. Al is a poor and inexperienced girl who is dazzled by George and slow to believe that his Eastman name brings him no advantages. While stepping out with Al, George meets "society girl" Angela Vickers, played by (Elizabeth Taylor), and they immediately fall in love, as being Angela's escort thrusts George into the intoxicating and carefree lifestyle of high society that his rich Eastman kin had denied him.
Rankings Position
1951: 6 Academy Awards: including Best Director, Screenplay and Cinematography (B&W)
1951: Golden Globes: Best Movie - Drama. 4 nominations
1951: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
1951: National Board of Review: Best Film
1951: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1951: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Drama Screenplay
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A Place in the Sun
George Stevens