Thursday, July 10, 2008

A Place in the Sun

Posted By on Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 8:47 PM

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It’s hard to match the cast of the 1951 Paramount classic A Place in the Sun, with Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Shelly Winters and Raymond Burr, but this comes close. Running With Scissors updates the memorable film version of Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.

With unwanted pregnancies bringing in modern crowds (Juno, Knocked Up), it’s refreshing to look back at the good old days of family values, when the prospective father would try to ditch the girl he impregnated in order to marry someone far more attractive and socially desirable, and realize maybe they weren’t such great times after all.

George Eastman (Jack Long) must choose between the beautiful, talented and loaded Angela (Brian Peterson) and the woman he’s gotten into trouble, Alice (Dorian Rush). It’s just like the original, only with more water sports.

 

A Place in the Sun runs Fridays through Sundays at Le Chat Noir from July 11-August 3. Opening night is sponsored by the Mystic Krewe of Satyricon (call 525-4498 for tickets to that show only).

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