Greatest Movies Through 1960

Best Movies Compiled From Many Sources

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Posted by Technoheaven on January 1, 1951

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122 min – view video trailer

Director: Elia Kazan
Starring: Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden, Kim Hunter

Genres: Drama, Romance

IMDB 8.1 / Amazon 4.5 / MRQE 85% / MovieGuide 4 stars (of 4)

Oscars: nominated for 12, won: Best Actress (Vivien Leigh), Supporting Actor (Karl Malden), Supporting Actress (Kim Hunter), Art/Set (Richard Day, George James Hopkins) / nominated: Best Picture, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), Best Director (Elia Kazan), Cinematography (Harry Stradling Sr), Costume (Lucinda Ballard), Music (Alex North), Sound (Nathan Levinson), Writing/Screenplay (Tennessee Williams)

Ranked #79 Greatest Movies Through 1960, a Zagat Top Movie

Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. IMDB rating: 8.1 from over 47,142 users

Looking for a benchmark in movie acting? Breakthrough performances don’t come much more electrifying than Marlon Brando’s animalistic turn as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire. Sweaty, brutish, mumbling, yet with the balanced grace of a prizefighter, Brando storms through the role–a role he had originated in the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’s celebrated play. Amazon 4.5 stars from over 163 users

Superb dialogue defines the renowned film version of Tennessee Williams’ classic play, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. Vivien Leigh as Blanche DuBois and Marlon Brando as Stanley create a brilliant and volatile screen relationship. MovieGuide 4 stars (of 4), content warning: light violence, light sex

MRQE 85% from over 51 reviews

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