A Streetcar Named Desire

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  • PG
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1951
  • Running time: 125 min
A Streetcar Named Desire depicts a culture clash between Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh), a pretentious, fading relic of the Old South, and Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando), a rising member of the industrial, inner-city immigrant class. read more
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A Streetcar Named Desire depicts a culture clash between Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh), a pretentious, fading relic of the Old South, and Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando), a rising member of the industrial, inner-city immigrant class. Blanche is a Southern belle whose pretensions to virtue and culture only thinly mask her nymphomania and alcoholism. Arriving at the house of her sister Stella Kowalski (Kim Hunter), Stella fears Blanche's arrival will upset the balance of her relationship with her husband Stanley, a primal, rough-hewn, brutish and sensual force of nature. He dominates Stella in every way, and she tolerates his offensive crudeness and lack of gentility largely because of her sexual need for him. Stanley's friend and Blanche's would-be suitor Mitch (Karl Malden) is similarly trampled along Blanche and Stanley's collision course. Their final, inevitable confrontation results in Blanche's mental annihilation.

Original Release

09/18/1951

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Cast

Vivien Leigh Blanche DuBois
Marlon Brando Stanley Kowalski
Kim Hunter Stella Kowalski
Karl Malden Harold 'Mitch' Mitchell
Rudy Bond Steve Hull
Nick Dennis Pablo Gonzalez
Peg Hillias Eunice Hull
Wright King Newspaper Collector
Richard Garrick The Doctor
Ann Dere The Matron
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Directors

Elia Kazan

Writers

Tennessee Williams, Oscar Saul

Cast

Vivien Leigh Blanche DuBois
Marlon Brando Stanley Kowalski
Kim Hunter Stella Kowalski
Karl Malden Harold 'Mitch' Mitchell
Rudy Bond Steve Hull
Nick Dennis Pablo Gonzalez
Peg Hillias Eunice Hull
Wright King Newspaper Collector
Richard Garrick The Doctor
Ann Dere The Matron
Edna Thomas The Mexican Woman
Mickey Kuhn The Helpful Sailor
Mel Archer Foreman
Marietta Canty Giggling Woman with Eunice
John George Passerby
Lyle Latell Policeman
Charles Wagenheim Passerby
Buck Woods Vendor
Dahn Ben Amotz Minor Role
John Gonetos Vendor

Producers

Editors

David Weisbart

1952 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1952 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1952 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
1952 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Won
1952 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Won
1952 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1952 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Nominated
1952 Oscar Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Nominated
1952 Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White Won
1952 Oscar Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Nominated
1952 Oscar Best Sound, Recording Nominated
1952 Oscar Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Nominated
1952 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1952 Golden Globe Best Actress - Drama Nominated
1952 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress Won
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