Clyde Griffiths is the son of a preacher man .After an accident ,he is forced to leave his family and to go to another town .He is hired by his own uncle,a wealthy industrial but this ... See full summary »
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Warner Bentivegna ...
 Clyde Griffiths 7 episodes, 1962
Gabriele Antonini ...
 Stuart Stark 6 episodes, 1962
Luigi Vannucchi ...
 Gilbert Griffiths 5 episodes, 1962
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 Sondra Finchley 5 episodes, 1962
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 Elvira Griffiths 5 episodes, 1962
Roldano Lupi ...
 Samuel Griffiths 4 episodes, 1962
Giuliana Lojodice ...
 Roberta Alden 4 episodes, 1962
Ileana Ghione ...
 Myra Griffiths 4 episodes, 1962
Daniela Calvino ...
 Arabella Stark 4 episodes, 1962
Lyla Rocco ...
 Betty Cranston 4 episodes, 1962
Franca Badeschi ...
 Jill Trumbull 4 episodes, 1962
Carlo Delmi ...
 Grant Cranston 4 episodes, 1962
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 Freddie Salls 4 episodes, 1962
Isa Crescenzi ...
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 L'avvocato Belknap 3 episodes, 1962
Franco Volpi ...
 Mr. Finchley 3 episodes, 1962
Regina Bianchi ...
 Mrs. Finchley 3 episodes, 1962
Alberto Lupo ...
 Il procuratore Ferren 3 episodes, 1962
Michele Malaspina ...
 Mr. Cranston 3 episodes, 1962
Loredana Savelli ...
 Mrs. Cranston 3 episodes, 1962
Stefano Sibaldi ...
 L'avvocato Brookhart 3 episodes, 1962
Massimo Ungaretti ...
Giuseppe Pagliarini ...
 Il Colonnello Heit 3 episodes, 1962
Renzo Palmer ...
 Lo sceriffo Slack 3 episodes, 1962
Gianni Santuccio ...
 L'avvocato Jephson 3 episodes, 1962
Aldo Barberito ...
Adriano Micantoni ...
 Earl Newcombe 3 episodes, 1962
Alessandro Sperli ...
Diego Michelotti ...
Sergio Rossi ...
 Un giornalista 3 episodes, 1962
Oreste Lionello ...
 Un giornalista 3 episodes, 1962
Giusi Raspani Dandolo ...
 La signora Peyton 3 episodes, 1962
Mario Luciani ...
 Un giornalista 3 episodes, 1962
Domenico Crescentini ...
 Un giornalista 3 episodes, 1962
Edda Soligo ...
 La signora Gilpin 3 episodes, 1962
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Clyde Griffiths is the son of a preacher man .After an accident ,he is forced to leave his family and to go to another town .He is hired by his own uncle,a wealthy industrial but this tycoon snubs him and makes him understand he is not part of their circle.He's put in charge of supervising the working girls.He seduces one of them,Alice,and gets her pregnant.But he falls in love with Sondra ,a girl from the upper class and marrying her would allow him to climb the social ladder.He urges the distraught Alice to have an abortion.But they cannot find a doctor and Clyde plans to get rid of her. Written by dbdumonteil

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A place in the sun.
11 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

Theodore Dreiser's mammoth novel "an American tragedy" was adapted twice for the screen :first version was made by Joseph Von Sternberg in 1931,and is best remembered for Sylvia Sidney's portrayal of Roberta.This movie, rarely aired ,is today outstripped by Georges Stevens' " a place in the sun" -the producers did not want to hear of the original title which would have scared the audience away from the theaters-: masterfully directed ,with three aces :Montgomery Clift ,Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters ,plus excellent support by Anne Revere as mom ,in an underwritten part.

The Italian effort is a miniseries,probably the best way to tackle this masterpiece of the American literature:seven episodes in all ,which is not too much for a 850 pages work .

By and large ,this is good MTV work: the book was sometimes sweetened ,but never cheapened ;most of the events were kept ;even though Clyde' s final redemption through religion is not really communist Dreiser's view ,its center subject is properly treated: the mirage of the American dream,the failure of ambition,the gap between the wealthy bourgeois and the proletarians ,a plea for a square deal for the underprivileged and disgust for death penalty .

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