An American Tragedy (film)
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An American Tragedy (1931) is a pre-Code drama film directed by Josef von Sternberg. It was produced and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film is based on Theodore Dreiser's 1925 novel An American Tragedy and the 1926 play adaptation. These were based on the historic 1906 murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette at Big Moose Lake in upstate New York.
|An American Tragedy|
|Directed by||Josef von Sternberg|
|Screenplay by||Samuel Hoffenstein|
|Based on||An American Tragedy|
by Theodore Dreiser
|Produced by||Josef von Sternberg|
|Music by||John Leipold|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
The novel would again be adapted in the 1951 Paramount release A Place in the Sun.