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A Streetcar Named Desire


Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden View All


Elia Kazan (Director), Tennessee Williams (Screenplay), Oscar Saul (Screenplay) View All

Released: Jan. 1st, 1951
Runtime: 2 hours, 5 minutes
A Streetcar Named Desire is the film adaptation from the play by Tennessee Williams and directed by Elia Kazan. The film tells the drama story of the conflict between run down southern states and the exemplary industrial states in the north. 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.
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A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan, 1951) Director: Elia Kazan Writers: Tennessee Williams Cast: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden Genre: Dram.
Four years after premiering on Broadway, Elia Kazan brought Tenneesee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire to the big screen with most of the Broadway cast intact (Vivien Leigh replaced original Blanche Jessica Tandy, though Leigh did play Blanche in the original London production).