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653 Ratings

A Place in the Sun

Directed by George Stevens
United States, 1951
Drama, Romance


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.

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A Place in the Sun Directed by George Stevens

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1952 | 6 wins including: Best Director

1952 | 3 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1951 | 2 wins including: Best Film

Critics reviews

Stevens’ take was starkly Manichean, and he stubbornly resisted objections from cast members and others that he was unbalancing the plot by creating the strongest possible contrast between the story’s two women… Ultimately, the director’s emotional connection to the romance and the impassioned filmmaking it inspired give A Place in the Sun its power, outweighing the sometimes heavy-handed and over-determined storytelling.
March 08, 2017
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