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1. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )

30 min

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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Rita Hayworth, Paul Newman, Humphrey Bogart

2. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

3. National Theatre Live (2009– )
Episode: A Streetcar Named Desire (2014)

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Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the restless years following World War Two, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is the story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a ... See full summary »

Writer: Tennessee Williams | Director: Benedict Andrews | Stars: Gillian Anderson, Clare Burt, Lachele Carl, Branwell Donaghey

4. The Night of the Iguana (2000)

Short

8.3
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Writer: Tennessee Williams | Director: Janusz Kica

5. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Eccentricities of a Nightingale (1976)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.3
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Writer: Tennessee Williams | Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Blythe Danner, Frank Langella, Tim O'Connor, Louise Latham

6. Here Without Me (2011)

100 min | Drama, Family

8.2
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The story is about the world of a small family with familiar dreams and not so remarkable problems. The mother is trying to lead everything to save her family, but small events disarrange all her plans.

Writers: Bahram Tavakoli, Tennessee Williams | Director: Bahram Tavakoli | Stars: Saber Abbar, Negar Javaherian, Fatemah Motamed-Aria, Parsa Pirouzfar

7. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.2
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A daily anthology show, featuring orginal material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Peggy McCay

8. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

PG | 122 min | Drama

8.1
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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.

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Oscar Saul | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden

9. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

TV-PG | 108 min | Drama

8.1
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Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

Writers: Richard Brooks, James Poe, Tennessee Williams | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson

10. National Theatre Live (2009– )

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Stars: Nick Sampson, Simon Russell Beale, Alex Jennings, Helen Mirren

11. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Stars: Rene Auberjonois, George Voskovec, Richard Dysart, Frances Sternhagen

13. Summer and Smoke (1961)

118 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Plain, repressed spinster falls for a dashing young medical student, but he prefers the wilder life, until it's too late.

Writers: Tennessee Williams, James Poe, Meade Roberts | Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Geraldine Page, Rita Moreno, Una Merkel

14. American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts (1989– )
Episode: 27 Wagons Full of Cotton (1990)

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Writer: Tennessee Williams | Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Lesley Ann Warren, Ray Sharkey, Peter Boyle, Anthony Quinn

15. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

16. CBS Playhouse: The Glass Menagerie (1966 TV Movie)

Unrated | 120 min | Drama

7.9
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Writer: Tennessee Williams | Director: Michael Elliott | Stars: Shirley Booth, Pat Hingle, Hal Holbrook, Barbara Loden

17. The Night of the Iguana (1964)

Approved | 125 min | Drama

7.8
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A defrocked Episcopal clergyman leads a bus-load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life.

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Anthony Veiller, John Huston | Director: John Huston | Stars: Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon

18. V.I.P.-Schaukel (1971– )

60 min | Documentary

7.8
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Stars: Margret Dünser, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II, Carroll Righter

19. Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, Albert Dekker

20. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Chita Rivera

21. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay, Paul Moriarty

22. The Migrants (1974 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.7
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A look at the lives of migratory farm workers, focusing on one family.

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Lanford Wilson | Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Cloris Leachman, Ron Howard, Sissy Spacek, Cindy Williams

23. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, John Gielgud, Eric Porter, Jeremy Brett

24. Senso (1954)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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A troubled and neurotic Italian Countess betrays her entire country for a self-destructive love affair with an Austrian Lieutenant.

Writers: Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Camillo Boito, Carlo Alianello, Giorgio Bassani, Giorgio Prosperi, Tennessee Williams, Paul Bowles | Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Farley Granger, Alida Valli, Heinz Moog, Rina Morelli

25. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Charles Lloyd Pack, Derek Francis, Alfred Burke

26. Orpheus Descending (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Val Xavier is a drifter in 1940's Mississippi who brings new life to an Italian immigrant woman trapped in a loveless marriage.

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Peter Hall | Director: Peter Hall | Stars: Kevin Anderson, Brad Sullivan, Manning Redwood, Vanessa Redgrave

27. Baby Doll (1956)

Approved | 114 min | Drama

7.5
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Steamy tale of two Southern rivals and a sensuous 19-year-old virgin.

Writer: Tennessee Williams | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock

28. Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama

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Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. ... See full summary »

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, Ed Begley

29. The Glass Menagerie (1973 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

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Amanda Wingfield dominates her children with her faded gentility and exaggerated tales of her Southern belle past. Her son plans escape; her daughter withdraws into a dream world. When a "... See full summary »

Writers: Stewart Stern, Tennessee Williams | Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Sam Waterston, Joanna Miles, Michael Moriarty

31. Small World (1958–1960)

Talk-Show

7.4
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Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Malcolm Muggeridge, Bertrand Russell, Norman Birkett

32. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: A Streetcar Named Desire (1998)

166 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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Writers: Philip Littell, Tennessee Williams | Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Renée Fleming, Elizabeth Futral, Judith Forst, Rodney Gilfry

33. The Rose Tattoo (1955)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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An Italian-American neighborhood in Louisiana is disturbed when truck driver Rosario Delle Rose is killed by police while smuggling. His buxom widow Serafina miscarries, then over a period ... See full summary »

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Hal Kanter | Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster, Marisa Pavan, Ben Cooper

34. The Yellow Bird (2001)

30 min | Short, Drama

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A young girl escapes form the boredom of a small town existence in the 1930s.

Writers: Faye Dunaway, Tennessee Williams | Director: Faye Dunaway | Stars: Tennessee Williams, James Coburn, Jimmy Bangley, Brenda Blethyn

35. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Suddenly, Last Summer (1993)

82 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.

Writer: Tennessee Williams | Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Maggie Smith, Rob Lowe, Gillian Raine, Richard E. Grant

36. The Fugitive Kind (1960)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Val Xavier, a drifter of obscure origins arrives at a small town and gets a job in a store run by Lady Torrence, a sex-starved woman whose husband Jabe M. Torrance is dying of cancer ... See full summary »

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Meade Roberts | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward, Anna Magnani, Maureen Stapleton

37. The Glass Menagerie (1987)

PG | 134 min | Drama

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A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.

Writer: Tennessee Williams | Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Joanne Woodward, John Malkovich, Karen Allen, James Naughton

38. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.2
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The story of conflicts, power plays and secrets in a wealthy Mississippi family.

Writer: Tennessee Williams | Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Maureen Stapleton, Jack Hedley, Robert Wagner

39. Akale (2004)

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Human fragility inspired by "Glass Menagerie"; an Anglo-Indian family in northern Kerala. Neil, a middle-aged writer, struggles with the story of his life, which he has promised to give to ... See full summary »

Writers: Shyamaprasad, Tennessee Williams | Director: Shyamaprasad | Stars: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Sheela, Geethu Mohandas, Tom George

40. This Property Is Condemned (1966)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main ... See full summary »

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Coe, Edith R. Sommer | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Charles Bronson, Kate Reid

41. The Glass Menagerie (1950)

Approved | 107 min | Drama

7.1
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This first movie version of the Tennessee Williams play about a faded, aging Southern belle, her shy, crippled daughter and her "selfish dreamer" of a son more or less sticks to the ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Berneis, Tennessee Williams | Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Jane Wyman, Kirk Douglas, Gertrude Lawrence, Arthur Kennedy

42. Everyday (1978– )

30 min | Family

7.1
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Pleasant daytime family show where singing, instrument playing and discussions and such would take place.

Stars: Stephanie Edwards, John Bennett Perry, Jed Allan, Elizabeth Ashley

43. Tennessee Williams' South (1973 TV Movie)

80 min | Documentary

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Writer: Harry Rasky | Director: Harry Rasky | Stars: John Colicos, Colleen Dewhurst, William Hutt, Burl Ives

44. A Streetcar Named Desire (1984 TV Movie)

119 min | Drama

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Blanche Dubois goes to visit her pregnant sister and husband Stanley in New Orleans. Stanley doesn't like her, and starts pushing her for information on some property he know was left to ... See full summary »

Writers: Oscar Saul, Tennessee Williams | Director: John Erman | Stars: Ann-Margret, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid

45. Actor's Studio (1948–1950)

30 min | Drama

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Produced by the ABC as its television network was just getting off the ground, this program was one of the first dramatic series television to attract top-name actors and actresses. ... See full summary »

Stars: Marc Connelly, George Keane, Don Hanmer, Nancy Franklin

46. Pool Days (1993)

27 min | Drama, Short

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Justin, a 17-year old entering his final year of high school, gets a job as a life guard at a fitness center. Surrounded by hard bodies of both sexes and instructed by his boss to keep an ... See full summary »

Writer: Brian Sloan | Director: Brian Sloan | Stars: Josh Philip Weinstein, Nick Kokotakis, Kimberly Flynn, Richard Salamanca

47. Ten Blocks on the Camino Real (1966 TV Movie)

70 min | Drama

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Writer: Tennessee Williams | Director: Jack Landau | Stars: Tom Aldredge, Michael Baseleon, Albert Dekker, Hurd Hatfield

48. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Three Plays by Tennessee Williams: This Property Is Condemned (1958)

60 min | Drama

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Writer: Tennessee Williams | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Zina Bethune, Martin Huston

49. A Streetcar Named Desire (1995 TV Movie)

156 min | Drama

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Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the restless years following World War Two, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is the story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a ... See full summary »

Writer: Tennessee Williams | Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Jessica Lange, Alec Baldwin, John Goodman, Diane Lane

50. The Irv Kupcinet Show (1953–1984)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Irv Kupcinet, Patty Duke, Bob Hope, Rich Little