#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: An ambitious young man wins an heiress’s heart but has to cope with his former girlfriend’s pregnancy.
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As a Film, This is Haunting, Tragic Romanticism…
George Stevens’ A PLACE IN THE SUN is a poetic film, filled with tender moments, sadness, and pending doom. Having not read the book, I had the pleasure of seeing the material for the first time, which is preferable if you see a film based on a “classic” novel. Montgomery Clift is his usual mysterious self as he has a scandalous relationship with the homely Shelly Winters and falls instantly in love with a spellbindingly beautiful Liz Taylor, who was only 19 when the picture was made. She glows with energy and a sense of optimism about life, a stark contrast to Clift, whom Taylor has also fallen for. Rumor has it they had an actual affair while making the movie. This is not for all tastes, for it is slow, and Clift is not all that appealing. The idea of dropping a lesser life (with Winters) and pursuing the good life with Taylor is what makes it work and the lengths to which Clift will go are staggering.
George Stevens has a gift for “painting” a movie on-screen. Just see GIANT, also with Taylor, or SHANE, the other two parts of his “American Trilogy”. The scenes on the lake and the way the mood of the movie is painted is quite simply amazing. He also uses slow dissolves that leave a ghostly image on-screen between scenes. This all adds to the atmospheric touch of tragedy that will ensue. Poor Shelly Winters. She always gets a raw deal in films. There are times when you almost sympathize with Clift. Imagine living the life of a socialite with the girl of your dreams and a good job with your family. A life with Winters would be dismal according to Clift and us. What’s right is right, however. An unnecessary court room saga closes the picture to ensure the viewer’s sense of justice. This must’ve been pretty controversial stuff back in the early-50’s
A PLACE IN THE SUN truly is an American tragedy, a portrait of young lives gone wrong with post-WWII optimism as a backdrop. Clift and Taylor shine together, and provide film fans with a romance never to be forgotten. The finale is emotionally draining during Taylor’s expression of undying love. Unfortunately, Clift cannot have it all. A beautiful piece of classical Hollywood film-making with a mix of method acting (Clift) and a love story we wish could work.
RATING: 8 of 10
The brilliance of George Stevens
A Place in the Sun first caught my attention in an article I had read about Montgomery Clift. Even though the article went into no great depth about explaining the plot or story-line of the film, what was written about it was rather favourable. I decided to have a look at some reviews and even some viewer comments on the IMDb to get a better idea of what the film was about, and to see what other people thought of it. Based on what I found written about it I decided that I might be interested in looking at it, even though it sounded suspiciously like another Hollywood love story.
The film turned out to be one of the best dramas I have ever seen, in fact it was so good that not even Elizabeth Taylor’s mediocre talent could ruin it. The characterizations and story line were outstanding, far surpassing those of George Steven’s other masterpieces, Shane and Giant. This was one of those rare movies, another being ‘Dead Man Walking’ where I found myself not knowing whether or not to feel sympathy for the main character, which I imagine was exactly the audience impartiality that Stevens was aiming for.
There is more than one theme prevalent in this movie which makes it so good, the main one centering on love breaking through social barriers, not an uncommon theme, but well executed. There is also an underlying theme of betrayal which is offsets the former theme and is what makes this movie such a success.
Even though the movie is centred on the characters of Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor, it is Shelley Winters that steals the show. Winters performance is flawless, successfully gaining sympathy for her character, which in turn is what creates a confliction of feelings for the audience towards the main character.
An absolute must see
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 2 min (122 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director George Stevens
Writer Theodore Dreiser (novel), Patrick Kearney (play), Michael Wilson (screenplay), Harry Brown (screenplay)
Actors Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere
Awards Won 6 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 10 nominations.
Production Company Paramount Pictures
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 3,380 m (Yugoslavia)
Negative Format Eastman Plus X Panchromatic Negative Film, Type 5231, Eastman Super-XX Panchromatic Negative Film 5232, 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format Eastman Fine Grain Release Print Film 5302, 35 mm