Cover image for A streetcar named Desire
Title:
A streetcar named Desire
Author:
Brando, Marlon.
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 1997.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
An uncensored version of the story of a repressed widow who visits her sister in New Orleans and is abused and eventually driven mad by her brother-in-law.
General Note:
Originally released as motion picture in 1951 by Warner Bros.

Based on the play by Tennessee Williams.

Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English

French

Spanish
ISBN:
9780790729374
UPC:
085393604127
Format :
DVD

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Summary

In the classic play by Tennessee Williams, brought to the screen by Elia Kazan, faded Southern belle Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) comes to visit her pregnant sister, Stella (Kim Hunter), in a seedy section of New Orleans. Stella's boorish husband, Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando), not only regards Blanche's aristocratic affectations as a royal pain but also thinks she's holding out on inheritance money that rightfully belongs to Stella. On the fringes of sanity, Blanche is trying to forget her checkered past and start life anew. Attracted to Stanley's friend Mitch (Karl Malden), she glosses over the less savory incidents in her past, but she soon discovers that she cannot outrun that past, and the stage is set for her final, brutal confrontation with her brother-in-law. Brando, Hunter, and Malden had all starred in the original Broadway version of Streetcar, although the original Blanche had been Jessica Tandy. Brando lost out to Humphrey Bogart for the 1951 Best Actor Oscar, but Leigh, Hunter, and Malden all won Oscars. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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Starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh and based on the Tennessee Williams play. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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