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A Streetcar Named Desire
- Vivien Leigh

Overview - Tennessee Williams based his screenplay on Oscar Saul's adaptation of Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play set in a grimy New Orleans project. The story of the fragile sentimentalism of a former prostitute who visits her sister only to be taunted mercilessly by her childish brother-in-law.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Tennessee Williams based his screenplay on Oscar Saul's adaptation of Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play set in a grimy New Orleans project. The story of the fragile sentimentalism of a former prostitute who visits her sister only to be taunted mercilessly by her childish brother-in-law. Academy Award Nominations: 12, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), and Best Screeplay. Academy Awards: 4, including Best Actress (Vivien Leigh), Best Supporting Actress (Kim Hunter), and Best Supporting Actor (Karl Malden). The director's cut contains three minutes of previously censored footage.

Awards:
1951 - Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actress Winner
1951 - Academy Awards - Best Actress Winner
1951 - Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actor Winner

Cast List

Charles K. Feldman - Producer, Talent Agent, early '40s-mid '60s, SEVEN YEAR ITCH
Tennessee Williams - American Playwright, STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Thomas Lanier Williams - American Playwright, STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Karl Malden - American Actor, ON THE WATERFRONT (1954), A STREETCAR NAMED
Malden Sekulovich - American Actor, ON THE WATERFRONT (1954), A STREETCAR NAMED
David Weisbart - American Producer/Editor
Alex North - Composer
Ray Heindorf - Conductor/Composer
Rudy Bond - Character Actor
Elia Kazan - Director/screenwriter, ON THE WATERFRONT
Elia Kazanjoglou - Director/screenwriter, ON THE WATERFRONT
Wright King - Actor/"Wanted: Dead"
Kim Hunter - Oscar-winning American actress, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Janet Cole - Oscar-winning American actress, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Harry Stradling - Director Of Photography
Harry Stradling Sr. - Director Of Photography
Richard Day
Vivien Leigh - Oscar winning actress, GONE WITHT THE WIND, A STREETCAR NAME
Vivien Mary Harley - Oscar winning actress, GONE WITHT THE WIND, A STREETCAR NAME
Marlon Brando - Oscar winning american actor/director, THE GODFATHER (1972)
Marlon Brando Jr. - Oscar winning american actor/director, THE GODFATHER (1972)
Oscar Saul - Screenwriter
Nick Dennis - Supporting Actor\50s-70s
Nicholas Dennis - Supporting Actor\50s-70s
Richard Garrick - Actor

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 883929159871
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: November 2010

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Battered Women
Classic
Prostitution
Stage Play
Suspense
Thriller
Recommended
Character Study
Infidelity
Theatrical Release
Essential Cinema

 
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Notes:
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1999.

Reviews:
"...Brando's electric 1951 performance fueled a whole new generation of actors....[Restored material] significantly adds to the Sturm und Drung..." - Recommended - 07/01/1994 Premiere, p. 92


"...STREETCAR is one of the great ensemble pieces in the movies..." - 11/12/1993 Chicago Sun-Times, p.44


"...Leigh, Hunter, Karl Malden and the fabulous art-set decorations all won Oscars here, though Brando's performance remains the No. 1 selling point..." - 07/08/1994 USA Today, p.3D


"...Even 52 after its initial release, this sultry melodrama about aging Southern belle Blanche DuBois still packs a wallop..." - 04/27/2003 Los Angeles Times, p.C29


"Together, Brando and Kazan created a new kind of leading man..." - 07/16/2004 Entertainment Weekly, p.29


5 stars out of 5 -- "Simply a masterful adap of Tennessee Williams' sultry, searing play and an affirmation of Marlon Brando's acting genius..." - 06/01/2006 Total Film, p.131


4 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] retains is hothouse fascination." - 12/01/2008 Empire, p.79

 
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