George Eastman (Montgomery Clift) is a penniless, working-class fellow who gets a job working in his rich uncle’s factory. Things begin to look up when he begins a romance with fellow factory worker Alice Tripp (Shelley Winters).
However, when George meets rich, dazzling socialite Angela Vickers (Elizabeth Taylor), he is immediately smitten by her and drops Alice like a useless old shoe. George and Angela proceed with a whirlwind courtship headed straight for marriage. When George learns Alice is pregnant with his child, he realizes the situation threatens his bright future with Angela, and he begins to plot a solution to his problem.
Directed by George Stevens
Screenplay by Michael Wilson, Harry Brown (based on Theodore Dreiser’s 1925 novel An American Tragedy)
Produced by George Stevens
Released by Paramount Pictures