A Streetcar Named Desire

(1951)

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Synopsis

Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden star in this film adaptation of the Tennessee Williams Pulitzer Prize-winning play set in New Orleans' French Quarter. Lonely and fragile Southern belle Blanche DuBois (Leigh), desperate to maintain her fraying sanity, suffers her brutish brother-in-law's (Brando) relentless, badgering attempts to make her face reality--which eventually lead her to madness. Winner of four Academy Awards.

Directors

Elia Kazan

Production year

1951

Rating

PG

Studio

Warner Bros.

Runtime

125 minutes

Cast

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