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Alice Adams

Alice Adams (1921)

Novel: Alice Adams ()
Published/Performed: 1921

Author: Booth Tarkington
Born: Jul 29, 1869 Indianapolis, Indiana
Passed: May 19, 1946 Indianapolis, Indiana

Film: Alice Adams
Released: 1935

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About the Novel Alice Adams:

Alice Adams is a 1921 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Booth Tarkington. It was adapted as a film in 1923 by Rowland V. Lee and, more famously, in 1935 by George Stevens. The narrative centers around the character of a young woman, Alice Adams, who aspires to climb the social ladder and win the affections of a wealthy young man named Arthur Russell. The story is set in a lower-middle-class household in an unnamed town in the Midwest shortly after World War I.

The plot of the 1935 film (a remake of the silent movie based on the novel, which was filmed in 1923) revolves around a social climbing girl (Katharine Hepburn) and her mother (Ann Shoemaker). It was written by Dorothy Yost, Mortimer Offner and Jane Murfin. The film was directed by George Stevens.

The movie was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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