An American Tragedy

An American Tragedy Information

An American Tragedy is a 1931 Pre-Code drama film, produced and distributed by Paramount Pictures and directed by Josef von Sternberg. The film is based on Theodore Dreiser's 1925 novel An American Tragedy which itself alludes to the real life 1906 murder of Grace Brown allegedly by Chester Gillette.

Before this film was made, a play version debuted on Broadway in 1926. In the cast was a then-unknown actress named Miriam Hopkins.


  • Phillips Holmes - Clyde Griffiths
  • Sylvia Sidney - Roberta Alden
  • Frances Dee - Sondra Finchley
  • Irving Pichel - District Attorney
  • Frederick Burton - Samuel Griffiths
  • Claire McDowell - Mrs. Samuel Griffiths
  • Wallace Middleton - Gilbert Griffiths
  • Emmett Corrigan - Clyde's attorney
  • Charles B. Middleton - Clyde's second attorney
  • Lucille La Verne - Mrs. Asa Griffiths
  • Albert Hart - Titus Alden
  • Fanny Midgley - Mrs. Alden
  • Arnold Korff - The Judge
  • Russell Powell - The Coroner

See also

  • The House That Shadows Built (1931 promotional film by Paramount)

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