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PG| 2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
Based on the play by Tennessee Williams, this renowned drama follows troubled former schoolteacher Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) as she leaves small-town Mississippi and moves in with her sister, Stella Kowalski (Kim Hunter), and her husband, Stanley (Marlon Brando), in New Orleans. Blanche's flirtatious Southern-belle presence causes problems for Stella and Stanley, who already have a volatile relationship, leading to even greater conflict in the Kowalski household.

Cast: Marlon Brando , Vivien Leigh , Kim Hunter , Karl Malden , Rudy Bond , Nick Dennis , Peg Hillias , Wright King

Director: Elia Kazan

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Release Date: January 1st, 1951|2 hr. 2 min.

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  • April 15, 2012 Jim
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    Introduced me to the movies, and to life. I\'ve been staring at that damn screen ever since but have never seen its equal. The search goes on.

  • November 21, 2008 AndrewBowen2542
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    A “Streetcar Named Desire” grows on you as the film progresses, as many people have the ability to put themselves in such a position as Blanche. I am not speaking of the exact situation, but all of us have lost something or someone at some point in our lives and would much rather keep things quiet rather than have our information put out on the street for other to know about. The fact that Blanche, Stella, Stanley and Mitch all suffer a loss throughout film shows the reader that karma is a goes around come around kind of thing. As the film moves forward the viewer realizes that Blanche was once from a wealthy family but eventually looses the house due to the family’s death, Stella who has not been home in many years is married to a horrible husband (Stanley) whom live in a cramped apartment. Then there is Mitch who finds out about Blanche’s past and does not show to her birthday dinner. Overall the movie is captivating in the sense that one finds themselves relating to the characters in one form or another, because if we could not relate to the characters I am not sure this film would have been as popular.

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