An American Tragedy (1931)

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A poor factory worker, employed by a wealthy uncle, falls in love with a beautiful heiress but his happiness and promising future are jeopardized by a previous affair with a coworker he impregnated.

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Director:

Josef von Sternberg

Writers:

Theodore Dreiser (novel), Samuel Hoffenstein (screenplay)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Theodore Dreiser's novel was based on the actual 1906 murder case of Chester Gillette, convicted of drowning his girlfriend Grace Brown in Big Moose Lake in upstate New York. Gillette was executed in the electric chair on 30 March 1908.


Soundtracks

Nearer My God to Thee
(1856) (uncredited)
Music by
Lowell Mason
Played on an organ at the mission

Storyline

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Genres

Crime | Drama | Romance

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