- Directors: George Stevens
- Producers: George Stevens
- Writers: Screenplay, Michael Wilson, Harry Brown, Novel, Theodore Dreiser, Play, Patrick Kearney
- Genres: Drama, Romance
- Actors: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere
George Eastman (Montgomery Clift), the nephew of industrialist Charles Eastman (Herbert Heyes), takes a job in his factory to learn the business. While working there, he starts dating factory worker Alice “Al” Tripp (Shelley Winters), who becomes pregnant.
At the same time, he meets society girl Angela Vickers (Elizabeth Taylor), and loses interest in Al. Shortly after Al tries to blackmail George into marrying her by threatening to expose their relationship to Angela, she is killed in a boating accident, while out on the lake with George. The film ends when George is convicted of her murder.