1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Based on the novel An American tragedy by Theodore Dreiser and the Patrick Kearney play adapted from the novel.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1951.
Director of photography, William C. Mellor ; editor, William Hornbeck ; music, Franz Waxman.
Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelly Winters, Keefe Brasselle, Anne Revere.
A poor young man is determined to win a place in respectable society and the heart of a beautiful socialite. A factory girl has dark secret that threatens his professional and romantic prospects. Consumed with fear and desire, he is ultimately driven to a desperate act of passion that unravels his world forever.
MPAA: Not rated.
Canadian home video rating: 14A.
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
English closed-captions for the hearing impaired.
Academy Awards, Oscar, 1952: Best Cinematography, Black-and-White, Best Costume Design, Black-and-White, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, Best Writing, Screenplay.
Named to the National Film Registry in 1991 by the Library of Congress.