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An American Tragedy (1931)





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Given a cushy company job by wealthy relatives and about to romance their lovely daughter, a misguided young man accidentally kills a co-worker he's impregnated, spurned by all but the girl he loves when he is tried for murder. An adaptation of Theodore Dreiser's fact-based novel of crime and tragedy.


Phillips Holmes
as Clyde Griffiths
Frances Dee
as Sondra Finchley
Sylvia Sidney
as Roberta Alden
Irving Pichel
as Orville Mason
Frederick Burton
as Samuel Griffiths
Claire McDowell
as Mrs. Samuel Griffiths
Wallace Middleton
as Gilbert Griffiths
Vivian Winston
as Myra Griffiths
Claire Dodd
as Grace Warren
Lucille La Verne
as Mrs. Asa Griffiths
George Irving
as Finchley
Albert Hart
as Titus Alden
Fanny Midgley
as Mrs. Alden
Arline Judge
as Bella Griffiths
Evelyn Pierce
as Bertine Cranson
Elizabeth Forrester
as Jill Trumbell
Imboden Parrish
as Earl Newcomb
Russell Powell
as Fred Heit, coroner
Russ Powell
as Coroner Fred Heit
Dick Cramer
as Deputy Sheriff Kraut
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