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A Place In The Sun Directed by George Stevens (1951) I was very upset to hear of Shelly Winters' passing. She was one of my favorite actors and after watching A Place In The Sun, you'll know why. Based on the novel “An American Tragedy” by Theodore Dreiser, which itself was based on the true case of murderer Charles Gillette, Place is a well crafted and stirring story of obsession and ambition. Elizabeth Taylor is lovely and Montgomery Clift excels in the role he knows best – creepy but handsome weirdo. Shelly Winters is a revelation however, bucking the “bombshell” image she was being molded into and packaged as at the time, her Alice is trying, weak and desperate.



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Posted on January 23, 2006

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