A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

Vivien Leigh
Director: Elia Kazan Cast: Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
, Kim Hunter
Kim Hunter
Elia Kazan

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Overview

In the classic play by Tennessee Williams, brought to the screen by Elia Kazan, faded Southern belle Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) comes to visit her pregnant sister, Stella (Kim Hunter), in a seedy section of New Orleans. Stella's boorish husband, Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando), not only regards Blanche's aristocratic affectations as a royal pain but also thinks she's holding out on inheritance money that rightfully belongs to Stella. On the fringes of sanity, Blanche is trying to forget her checkered past and start life anew. Attracted to Stanley's friend Mitch (Karl Malden), she glosses over the less savory incidents in her past, but she soon discovers that she cannot outrun that past, and the stage is set for her final, brutal confrontation with her brother-in-law. Brando, Hunter, and Malden had all starred in the original Broadway version of Streetcar, although the original Blanche had been Jessica Tandy. Brando lost out to Humphrey Bogart for the 1951 Best Actor Oscar, but Leigh, Hunter, and Malden all won Oscars.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/30/2019
UPC: 0883929690459
Original Release: 1951
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 2:05:00
Sales rank: 11,051

Special Features

Movie and Audio outtakes; Marlon Brando screen test; Feature-Length Profile Elia Kazan: A Director's Journey; 5 insightful documentaries: ; A Streetcar on Broadway; A Streetcar in Hollywood; Censorship and Desire; North and the Music of the South; An Actor Named Brando; Commentary by Karl Malden and film historians Rudy Behimer and Jeff Young; Theatrical trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vivien Leigh Blanche Dubois
Marlon Brando Stanley Kowalski
Kim Hunter Stella Kowalski
Karl Malden Harold "Mitch" Mitchell
Rudy Bond Steve Hubbell
Nick Dennis Pablo Gonzales
Peg Hillias Eunice Hubbell
Richard Garrick Doctor
Ann Dere The Matron
Edna Thomas Mexican Woman
Mel Archer Foreman
Marietta Canty Black Woman
Lyle Latell Policeman
Charles Wagenheim Actor
Maxie Thrower Passersby
Wright King A Collector
Mickey Kuhn Sailor
Chester Jones Street Vendor

Technical Credits
Elia Kazan Director
Lucinda Ballard Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Day Art Director
Charles K. Feldman Producer
Ray Heindorf Musical Direction/Supervision
George James Hopkins Set Decoration/Design
Alex North Score Composer
Oscar Saul Screenwriter
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
David Weisbart Editor
Tennessee Williams Screenwriter

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