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A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE1951

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire
© MCMLI Charles K. Feldman Group Productions

Movie Rating

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Average Rating: 4.5 (out of 5)   (102 votes cast)


Source of Film

SOURCE OF FILM

A Streetcar Named Desire playbill (1947)

After the Broadway success of his semi-autobiographical play The Glass Menagerie (1944), Williams drew upon his experiences living in New Orleans, Louisiana for A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and became one of the most highly regarded plays of the 20th century.

Williams collaborated on the screenplay adaptation for the 1951 film directed by Elia Kazan. Vivien Leigh, who had starred in the London theatre production, was signed for the starring role while the young Marlon Brando reprised his role from the original Broadway production.   Both a critical and commercial success, the film received 12 Academy Award nominations and was awarded 4 Oscars.

Producer Detail

PRODUCER DETAIL

Charles K. Feldman
  • Charles K. Feldman
  • Schulberg-Feldman Talent Agency
  • (1932)
  • Famous Artists Agency
  • (1933-1961)
  • Charles K. Feldman Group
  • (1941-1961)
  • Famous Artists Productions
  • (1962-1968)

Director Detail

DIRECTOR DETAIL

Elia Kazan (c1946)

Film Run-time and Synopsis

RUNTIME & SYNOPSIS

2 hours, 2 minutes

Film Comments

FILM COMMENTS

Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, and Rudy Bond reprised their roles from the original play, while Jessica Tandy was replaced by Vivien Leigh.

Film Awards

FILM AWARDS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

OSCAR NOMINEE
WINNER

MPAA Rating

MPAA RATING

No rating

Box Office Ranking

BOX OFFICE RANKING

  • 1951 Domestic Box Office Rank: #5[1]U.S. flag

Theatrical Revenues

GROSS

  • (Adjusted Gross in $millions)
  • Domestic Theatrical Release:  $251[1]U.S. flag

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DISTRIBUTOR

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Film Run-time and Synopsis

RUNTIME & SYNOPSIS

2 hours, 2 minutes

Film Comments

FILM COMMENTS

Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, and Rudy Bond reprised their roles from the original play, while Jessica Tandy was replaced by Vivien Leigh.

Film Awards

FILM AWARDS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

OSCAR NOMINEE
WINNER

MPAA Rating

MPAA RATING

No rating

Box Office Ranking

BOX OFFICE RANKING

  • 1951 Domestic Box Office Rank: #5[1]U.S. flag

Theatrical Revenues

GROSS

  • (Adjusted Gross in $millions)
  • Domestic Theatrical Release:  $251[1]U.S. flag

Original Film Distributor

DISTRIBUTOR

Sources

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