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A Place in the Sun ()


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A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women.

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George Eastman
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Angela Vickers
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Alice Tripp
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Hannah Eastman
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Earl Eastman
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Bellows
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Dist. Atty. R. Frank Marlowe
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Charles Eastman
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Anthony Vickers
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Mrs. Ann Vickers
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Louise Eastman
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Art Jansen - George's Attorney
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Judge R.S. Oldendorff
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Coroner
Lois Chartrand ...
Marsha
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Rev. Morrison
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Eagle Scout (uncredited)
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Bit Part (uncredited)
Lulu Mae Bohrman ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
John Breen ...
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Ken Christy ...
Warden (uncredited)
Pat Combs ...
(uncredited)
Frances Curry ...
Lulu - Vickers' Maid (uncredited)
Charles Dayton ...
Det. Kelly (uncredited)
Marilyn Dialon ...
Frances Brand (uncredited)
Mike Donovan ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Company Executive (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ...
Bailiff (uncredited)
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Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)
Ann Fredericks ...
Girl (uncredited)
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Factory Worker - Prosecution Witness (uncredited)
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Radio Broadcaster / Trailer Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
Lisa Golm ...
Eastmans' Maid (uncredited)
Herschel Graham ...
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Marion Gray ...
(uncredited)
Dolores Hall ...
Girl (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Man (uncredited)
Len Hendry ...
Guard (uncredited)
James Horne Jr. ...
Tom Tipton (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Frank Hyers ...
Guard (uncredited)
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Friend of Taylor (uncredited)
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Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Man Listing to Singing (uncredited)
Mary Kent ...
Mrs. Roberts - Landlady (uncredited)
Philip Kieffer ...
Jailer (uncredited)
Ann Kunde ...
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Joseph La Cava ...
Waiter (uncredited)
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Girl (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney ...
Motorcycle Officer (uncredited)
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Guard (uncredited)
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Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Martin Mason ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
Harold McNulty ...
Jury Foreman (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Lee Miller ...
Bus Driver (uncredited)
Pearl Miller ...
Miss Newton (uncredited)
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Courtroom Extra (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ...
William - Butler at Eastman Home (uncredited)
Jay Morley ...
Executive (uncredited)
William B. Murphy ...
Mr. Whiting (uncredited)
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Servant at Eastman's Party (uncredited)
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Factory Floorman (uncredited)
Ed O'Neill ...
Deputy (uncredited)
Ezelle Poule ...
Receptionist (uncredited)
Joe Recht ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
John M. Reed ...
Joe Parker (uncredited)
Ervin Richardson ...
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Miss Harper (uncredited)
Wallace Scott ...
Factory Guard (uncredited)
Bill Sheehan ...
Court Clerk (uncredited)
Leslie Sketchley ...
Juror (uncredited)
Cap Somers ...
Drunk (uncredited)
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Boatkeeper (uncredited)
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Company Executive (uncredited)
Cliff Storey ...
(uncredited)
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Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
Juror (uncredited)
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Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Margaret - Eastman's Secretary (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ...
Bailiff (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ...
Vickers' Butler (uncredited)
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Dr. Wyeland (uncredited)
Frank Yaconelli ...
Truck Driver (uncredited)

Directed by

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George Stevens

Written by

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Theodore Dreiser ... (novel "An American Tragedy")
 
Patrick Kearney ... (play adapted from the novel)
 
Michael Wilson ... (screenplay) and
Harry Brown ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Ivan Moffat ... associate producer
George Stevens ... producer

Music by

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Franz Waxman ... (music score)

Cinematography by

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William C. Mellor ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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William Hornbeck ... (edited by)

Art Direction by

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Hans Dreier
Walter H. Tyler ... (as Walter Tyler)

Set Decoration by

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Emile Kuri

Costume Design by

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Edith Head ... (costumes)

Makeup Department

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Wally Westmore ... makeup supervisor
Charles Gemora ... makeup artist (uncredited) / makeup artist: Elizabeth Taylor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Charles C. Coleman ... assistant director (as C.C. Coleman Jr.)
Gerd Oswald ... second assistant director

Sound Department

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Gene Garvin ... sound recordist
Gene Merritt ... sound recordist

Visual Effects by

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Farciot Edouart ... process photography
Loyal Griggs ... process photography
Gordon Jennings ... special photographic effects

Stunts

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Paul Baxley ... stunt double: Montgomery Clift (uncredited)
Polly Burson ... stunt double: Shelley Winters (uncredited)
Helen Thurston ... stunt double: Shelley Winters (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dennis Fox ... focus puller (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Daniele Amfitheatrof ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
David Buttolph ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Gerard Carbonara ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Aaron Copland ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Sidney Cutner ... orchestrator (uncredited)
John C. Hammell ... music editor (uncredited)
George Parrish ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab ... composer: stock music (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
Miklós Rózsa ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Van Cleave ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Roy Webb ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Victor Young ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Other crew

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Fred Guiol ... associate director
Howie Horwitz ... assistant to the producer
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The young and poor George Eastman (Montgomery Clift) leaves his religious mother and Chicago and arrives in California expecting to find a better job in the business of his wealthy uncle Charles Eastman. His cousin Earl Eastman advises him that there are many women in the factory and the basic rule is that he must not hang around with any of them. George meets the worker of the assembly line, Alice Tripp, in the movie theater and they date. Meanwhile, the outcast George is promoted and he meets the gorgeous Angela Vickers at a party thrown at his uncle's house. Angela introduces him to the local high society and they fall in love with each other. However, Alice is pregnant and she wants to get married with George. During a dinner party at Angela's lake house with parents, relatives, and friends, Alice calls George from the bus station and gives him thirty minutes to meet her; otherwise she will crash the party and tell what has happened. George is pressed by the situation which ends in a tragedy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines Love that paid the severest of all penalties! See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Lovers (United States)
  • The Prize (United States)
  • An American Tragedy (United States)
  • Une place au soleil (France)
  • Ein Platz an der Sonne (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 122 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,295,304 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The box office failure of the 1931 adaptation of An American Tragedy (1931) prompted the filmmakers to seek an alternative title. One such title was "The Prize". There was a $100 reward for whoever came up with the best new title, and George Stevens's associate Ivan Moffat successfully pitched for "A Place in the Sun". He never received his $100 reward. See more »
Goofs Alice Tripp is wearing different shoes when she starts walking home from the movie with George Eastman than she is when they are close to where she lives. When Winters pointed out to director Stevens that the brown and white shoes she was wearing turned to black when she walked around the corner, the director refused to reshoot the scene. According to Winters he said, "If they're looking at her feet I can go home." See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Love Goddesses (1965). See more »
Soundtracks Mona Lisa See more »
Quotes Angela: Goodbye, George.
[half-turns away and then looks back]
Angela: Seems like we always spend the best part of our time just saying goodbye.
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