Death of a Salesman Poster

Release Date: 1951

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
Willy Loman (Fredric March) is an aging salesman who has recently been fired from his job. Dealing with feelings of failure, Willy begins to relive events from the past that involve his older son, Biff (Kevin McCarthy), and his wife, Linda (Mildred Dunnock). Willy tries to learn from past mistakes and works to make amends with his family, but his biggest struggle is to make peace with himself over a failed dream of financial success. Without a job, Willy feels he has no purpose.

Cast: Fredric March, Mildred Dunnock, Kevin McCarthy, Cameron Mitchell, Howard Smith, Royal Beal, Don Keefer, Jesse White

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Miramax

Keywords: Wife, 1950s, Brother, Transformation, Family, Fall, Son, Endearing


Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1952)
Nominated Foreign Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1952)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Cinematography - Black and White
Nominated Actor