Thursday, April 17, 2008

Movie Night - A Place in the Sun (1951)

Won 6 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 8 nominations

PLOT: Young up-and-comer George Eastman is thrust into the blue collar life of a rich uncle's family business where he's expected to learn the ropes from the bottom up. While paying his dues, Eastman becomes involved with Alice Tripp, a simple, trusting girl on the assembly line. When Eastman is finally introduced to high society he meets the gorgeous, sophisticated Angela Vickers and promptly forgets all about Alice. Only Alice won't be gotten rid of so easily - especially since their affair is about to result in an unexpected and (especially from Eastman) unwanted dividend. Written by A.L.Beneteau {}

TRIVIA: Based on Theodore Dreiser's novel "An American Tragedy", published in 1925.

SPOILER: Based upon the true story of Chester Gillette, who murdered his pregnant girlfriend in 1906. He was tried, convicted and executed in 1908. The ghost of the actual victim, Grace Brown, is said to haunt the house where she lived in upstate New York.

GOOFS:George Eastman walks out of Loon Lake with his clothes and hair soaking wet and minutes later when he stumbles upon the boy scout camp he is all dry.

MEMORABLE QUOTES: George Eastman: I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe I've even loved you before I saw you.


If you want to know why Elizabeth Taylor was such a big deal, watch this movie. This movie turned her into a dramatic and great actress. The same for Shelly Winters, Shelly was a huge glamour girl and after playing Alice Tripp, she to became a great dramatic star.


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