A Place in the Sun Movie Review Summary

Actors: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere, Raymond Burr

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Based on Theodore Dreiser's "An American Tragedy", A PLACE IN THE SUN is a movie directed by George Stevens in 1951. The film won the Oscars for best director, cinematography, film editing, costume, music and screenplay in 1952.
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Montgomery Clift has just come from the East to work in the Eastman factory that belongs to his uncle he had until now almost no relations with. He must work at the factory assembly line where he meets Shelley Winters, a low-class girl who soon becomes pregnant. Meanwhile, Montgomery Clift falls madly in love with Elizabeth Taylor he's encountered while visiting his rich family. Shelley Winters wants him to marry her and threats him to inform his family of their relationship.

Superb performances of Clift, Taylor and Winters in this powerful social drama.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of A Place in the Sun

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   abortion Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   "the rich" Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   American rural    -   American West Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of "the rich" Lover is...    -   of a different social class Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Forest?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   drowning Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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