An American Tragedy (1931) — (Movie Clip) You Mustn’t Begin That Way

Shooting at Lake Arrowhead, Phillips Holmes, a varsity crew star in college, with a modest piece of paddling skill, as ambitious poor-relation Clyde, hired at his affluent uncle’s shirt factory, seems to be nearly stalking his employee Roberta (Sylvia Sidney), their second encounter outside work, in Josef Von Sternberg’s version of the Theodore Dreiser novel, An American Tragedy, 1931.