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A Streetcar Named Desire

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Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, Marlon Brando, Karl Malden,

Marlon Brando was a little-known actor when he was cast in the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’s play; the film adaptation made him a star. “As Stanley, the brutish brother-in-law of fading belle Blanche DuBois (Vivienne Leigh), Brando is magnetic, even, and almost especially, when he’s barely doing anything at all. Indelibly sexy, swaggering, animalistic and balancing a sense of real danger with the occasional fleck of childlike joy and even a kind of romance, his performance threatens to topple the film over into the Stanley Kowalski show, and yet . . . there’s never a moment where he feels anything but real” (IndieWire).

  • Elia Kazan
Based On
  • The play by Tennessee Williams, adapted by Oscar Saul

  • Harry Stradling
  • English
Print Info
  • B&W
  • DCP
  • 122 mins
  • Warner Bros. Classics

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A streetcar named desire (article), San Francisco Bay Guardian, Carter Harris, 1994

Uncensored version doesn't add much to masterful "Desire" (article), West County Times, Marshall Fine, 1994

A streetcar named desire (article), Village Voice, Tom Allen, 1987

A streetcar named desire (program note), Toronto Film Society, Marcia Gillespie, 1981

A streetcar named Desire (exhibitor manual), Warner Bros.

A streetcar named desire (program note)

A streetcar named desire (program note), Karen Landsman

A streetcar named desire (review), Variety, Nat Kahn

Kim Hunter (article), Look Magazine

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