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Series cast summary:
Warner Bentivegna ...
 Clyde Griffiths (7 episodes, 1962)
Gabriele Antonini ...
 Stuart Stark (6 episodes, 1962)
Luigi Vannucchi ...
 Gilbert Griffiths (5 episodes, 1962)
 Sondra Finchley (5 episodes, 1962)
Lilla Brignone ...
 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)
Sandro Moretti ...
 Freddie Salls (4 episodes, 1962)
Isa Crescenzi ...
 Ruza (4 episodes, 1962)
 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 ...
 Donald (3 episodes, 1962)
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 ...
 Burton (3 episodes, 1962)
Adriano Micantoni ...
 Earl Newcombe (3 episodes, 1962)
Alessandro Sperli ...
 Randall (3 episodes, 1962)
Diego Michelotti ...
 Mayer (3 episodes, 1962)
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)


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 .

For further details,look at each episode separately on this site.

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