George Eastman, the nephew of a wealthy industrialist, is excluded from high society and given a blue-collar job at his uncle’s factory. While ascending the ranks of the company, George becomes romantically involved with co-worker Alice Tripp. However, when he is introduced to socialite Angela Vickers, he quickly falls for her, leading to a tragic love triangle.
Director George Stevens’ stately treatment of A Place in the Sun buffs out some of the novel’s nuance with blunt moralizing, but riveting performances by Montgomery Clift and company give the drama a bruising punch.
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Major accolades received by A Place in the Sun (1951)
- Included among the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
- Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
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