Although most people watch director George Stevens 1951 American tragedy to see luckless Monty Cliff struggle with his moralsand to swoon over the breathtaking Elizabeth Taylorthe real yolk of A Place in the Sun is Shelley Winters. Nominated for an Oscar for her whiny, pathetic turn as AliceCliffs jilted, pregnant lover who just wont go awayWinters steals every scene, eliciting both viewer contempt and empathy. Ultimately, she gets offed, and while we would all have done the same thing, were glad mean old Monty pays for it in the end!
Mon., Feb. 23, 8 p.m., 2009
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