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U.S., 1951
Directed by George Stevens
Starring Mongomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters
DCP. Approx. 122 min.

Montgomery Clift’s poor factory worker is forced to choose between prosperity and passion with rich Elizabeth Taylor or staying with pregnant lower-class girlfriend Shelley Winters. The ultimate director’s picture with gigantic close-ups and slow, overlapping dissolves garnering Stevens his first Oscar (among five for the film). Adapted from Dreiser’s An American Tragedy; with Raymond “Perry Mason” Burr as the prosecutor. Robert Osborne often called this his favorite film.

Reviews

They are almost like reflections of each other; when they kiss, something incestuous and thrillingly forbidden throbs out of the screen.
– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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