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An American Tragedy

Presented by Cleveland Institute of Art and The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque at The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, Cleveland OH

Sep 16 - 19 2021
An American Tragedy

Josef von Sternberg’s potent, Pre-Code film version of Theodore Dreiser’s mammoth novel tells of a poor young man whose social-climbing ambitions force him to choose between his factory worker girlfriend and a rich young society woman.

USA | 1931 | Josef von Sternberg

Three films into his seven-film Marlene Dietrich cycle, the great pictorialist moviemaker Josef von Sternberg (The Blue Angel, Morocco) paused to direct this potent, Pre-Code film version of Theodore Dreiser’s mammoth novel that also inspired George Stevens’ A Place in the Sun. The movie tells of a poor young man whose social-climbing ambitions force him to choose between his factory worker girlfriend and a rich young society woman. “Deserves to rank with

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Special admission $13; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $10.
No passes or twofers.
Capacity limited; advance tickets advised.

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