A Streetcar Named Desire

Starring: Vivien Leigh & Marlon Brando Director: Elia Kazan  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
A Streetcar Named Desire
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1951
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Commnentary by Karl Malden and film historians Rudy Behlmer and Jeff Young
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  • Dual Layer
  • Audio:
    • English, French
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Edited by
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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Stella! Hey, Stella!"
"I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1951 - Best Actress: Vivien Leigh
Academy Awards 1951 - Best Supporting Actor: Karl Malden
Academy Awards 1951 - Best Supporting Actress: Kim Hunter

Entertainment Reviews:

Premiere - 07/01/1994
"...Brando's electric 1951 performance fueled a whole new generation of actors....[Restored material] significantly adds to the Sturm und Drung..." - Recommended
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/12/1993
"...STREETCAR is one of the great ensemble pieces in the movies..."
USA Today - 07/08/1994
"...Leigh, Hunter, Karl Malden and the fabulous art-set decorations all won Oscars here, though Brando's performance remains the No. 1 selling point..."
Los Angeles Times - 04/27/2003
"...Even 52 after its initial release, this sultry melodrama about aging Southern belle Blanche DuBois still packs a wallop..."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/16/2004
"Together, Brando and Kazan created a new kind of leading man..."
Total Film - 06/01/2006
5 stars out of 5 -- "Simply a masterful adap of Tennessee Williams' sultry, searing play and an affirmation of Marlon Brando's acting genius..."
Empire - 12/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] retains is hothouse fascination."

Product Description:

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.

Plot Keywords:

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

Production Notes:

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

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 24,448
  • UPC: 883929159871
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