An American Tragedy

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Sternberg keeps closely to Theodore Dreiser’s story of a social climber who murders his working-class girlfriend when her pregnancy threatens a budding romance with a wealthy socialite.

Sternberg keeps closely to Theodore Dreiser’s story of a social climber who murders his working-class girlfriend when her pregnancy threatens a budding romance with a wealthy socialite.

Original Release

08/22/1931

US Release

08/22/1931

Cast

Phillips Holmes Clyde Griffiths
Sylvia Sidney Roberta Alden / Roberta 'Bert' Alden
Frances Dee Sondra Finchley
Irving Pichel District Attorney Orville Mason
Claire McDowell Mrs. Samuel Griffiths
Lucille La Verne Mrs. Asa Griffiths
Charles Middleton Jephson / Attorney Reuben Jephson
Claire Dodd Gaile Warren
George Irving Mr. Finchley
Arline Judge Bella Griffiths
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Josef von Sternberg

Writers

Samuel Hoffenstein, Josef von Sternberg, Theodore Dreiser

Cast

Phillips Holmes Clyde Griffiths
Sylvia Sidney Roberta Alden / Roberta 'Bert' Alden
Frances Dee Sondra Finchley
Irving Pichel District Attorney Orville Mason
Claire McDowell Mrs. Samuel Griffiths
Lucille La Verne Mrs. Asa Griffiths
Charles Middleton Jephson / Attorney Reuben Jephson
Claire Dodd Gaile Warren
George Irving Mr. Finchley
Arline Judge Bella Griffiths
Arnold Korff Judge / Judge Oberwaltzer
Frederick Burton Samuel Griffiths
Wallace Middleton Gilbert Griffiths
Emmett Corrigan Belknap
Al Hart Titus Alden
Fanny Midgley Mrs. Titus Alden
Russ Powell Coroner Fred Heit
Richard Cramer Deputy Sheriff Kraut
William Bailey Reporter in Courtroom
Ed Brady Train Brakeman

Producers

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