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A Place in the Sun (1951) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

735

Avg. Rating:

3.06/4

# of Ratings:

50

Genres:

Thriller, Romance

Rating:

NR

Language:

English

Theater Date:

09/28/1951

Director:

George Stevens

Actors:

Montgomery Clift
Shelley Winters
Elizabeth Taylor
Shepperd Strudwick
Keefe Brasselle
Frieda Inescort

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A blue collar worker is quickly promoted in his uncle's business where he meets a beautiful girl of upper class and dumps his lower class girlfriend.

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Snoogans 03/19/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

The romantic desires of the characters fuel this journey. The film ever so subtly increases in tension up to it's last third, where things take a turn for the worst. Our main male character's complicated emotional dilemma is believable in this situation. It ends in a compelling tragic light.

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mitchellyoung 09/02/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

I don't think I quite bought into the dramatic tension that the director tries so desperately to create here. However, taken as individual scenes, the cast is fantastic and it's a good study for those interested in character acting.

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sodapop 04/14/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

So overrated I don't even want to think about it. Liz Taylor was annoying and the values promoted within made me want to wretch. Deserves a lower rating but it was at least competently made and mildly intriguing.

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Alex 03/04/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

A great thriller that is very Hitchcock like. Clift is great and Taylor's best and most beautiful performance. "A Place in the Sun" is a classic 50's movie that is sure to delight even todays patient crowd seeking an original thrill.

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