Poor George Eastman wonders if he’ll be taken seriously by rich high society girl Angela Vickers. He’s forgotten all about the fling with poor Alice Tripp, but Alice hasn’t. How can he get Alice out of the way, so he can concentrate on Angela?
Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift pair up in this dramatic look at a man doing whatever is necessary in order to get what he wants. Shelley Winters did a great job as Alice. Clift’s acting was wonderful, but Taylor’s beauty stole the show.
George Stevens directed this film which was taken from Theodore Dreiser’s novel “An American Tragedy”. The black and white film won six Academy Awards including, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Writing of a screenplay, Best Music, and Best Cinematography. Edith Head won her Costume Design Oscar for a black and white film two years in a row. This one came right after winning the award for All About Eve the previous year.