A Place in the Sun

Synopsis: 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
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): George Stevens
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Won 6 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 10 nominations.
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122 min

You want a ride?

- Is this the place?

- Yeah.

- Yes?

- I'd like to see Mr Charles Eastman.

So would I. I expect to

if I work another five years!

- How do I get to his office?

- Go to the administration building.

Just a moment.

- Mr Eastman?

- Yes.

I'm sorry. Our Mr Eastman is

at home today. He won't be in.

He won't?

- Are you a relative?

- He's my uncle.

I'm sure he'll want to see you.

Let me give him a ring.

Yes, one moment, please.

Paris can dictate to women what to

wear at a cocktail party or to bed.

Paris is not going to tell American

women what bathing suits to wear!

- Miss Ottinger.

- Hello.


Yes, of course. All right, let me

have a word with the young man.

- Thank you.

- It's on number two.

- Hello.

- Hello, my boy.

- I hope you remember, sir.

- Of course. How are you?

You certainly got here fast.

I wanted to. But I didn't want

to bother you at home.

Drop by to the house

at about seven o'clock.

Yes, sir. Thank you very much, sir.

My tie on crooked?

No, it's just that I was thinking...

George Eastman's dropping in tonight.

George Eastman...?

You mean Asa's son?

- Right. I ran into him in Chicago.

- Will he lead us in a prayer?

He's not at all like Asa or his wife.

He's very quiet and pleasant.

Not much education, but ambitious.

And he looks amazingly like Earl.

- What's he do?

- Hotel bellhop.

I always wanted

to look like a bellhop!

Why bring him on here?

There's always a place at the plant.

- What do we do about him socially?

- Easy. Leave town.

You don't have to take him up

socially. He just wants to work.

- A man by the name of Eastman.

- Show him in, William.

Charles, sometimes I think

you're in your second childhood.

- Good evening, sir.

- Hi, George.

This is my wife.

My daughter, Marcia.

My son, Earl. George Eastman.

Sit down, George.

- Like a cocktail, a drink?

- No, thank you.

My husband says he met you

in Chicago at a hotel.

- That's right.

- You must have left very suddenly.

Well, you see, I quit my job.

Mr Eastman was good enough to say

that if I came through here,

he might find some place for me.

I think we can work something out.

- What do you think, Earl?

- Done any bookkeeping?

- Typewriting? Stenography?

- No.

You see Earl in the morning.

Thank you, sir.

That's very kind of you.

And your mother? I trust she's well.

We've never met,

but I've heard her mentioned.

She wrote Charles a moving letter

at the time of your father's death.

Is she still active

in her religious work?

- Yes, ma'am, she is.

- Church work?

Not exactly. It's more like

social work. It's a mission.

Like the Salvation Army?

No, it's not like the Salvation Army.

- It's more...

- More intimate, maybe?

Did I hear you say intimate, darling?

- You're late.

- I'm always late.

It's part of my charm. Good evening,

Mr Eastman, Mrs Eastman.

You know Tom Tipton.

Don't drink. We haven't got time.

- Thanks.

- Well, I'm ready.

Men are so disgustingly prompt!

They do it to put us women

in a bad light.

I hear your place is

coming along fine.

- It's a dream palace.

- Will it be ready for summer?

- Even if I have to whip everyone!

- All right, Simone Legree. Let's go.

- Goodnight, Eastman.

- Good night.

- Bye-bye!

- Bye.

Have you anywhere to stay?

I can recommend a quiet

rooming house.

- My secretary used to stay there.

- Thanks. I found a place.

That was fortunate, wasn't it?

Sorry we're not home for dinner.

Another time perhaps.

Yes. You see Earl in the morning.

Good night.

- Good night, sir. Good night.

- Good night.

Charles Eastman!

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