MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,258 this week

Death of a Salesman (1951)

 -  Drama  -  9 May 1952 (Finland)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 519 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 2 critic

Willy Loman is an over-the-hill salesman who faces a personal turning point when he loses his job and attempts to make peace with his family: Willy's long-suffering wife Linda, and Biff and Happy, his troubled sons and his life.

Director:

Writers:

(play),
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 20 Mar 2011
 
a list of 1042 titles
created 03 Aug 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 39 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 24 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Death of a Salesman (1951)

Death of a Salesman (1951) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Death of a Salesman.

User Polls

Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The daughter of iconic actor John Barrymore becomes reunited with her father after a ten year estrangement and engages in his self-destructive lifestyle.

Director: Art Napoleon
Stars: Dorothy Malone, Errol Flynn, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Crime | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Songwriter falls in love with a crippled man's wife.

Director: Laslo Benedek
Stars: John Cassavetes, Raymond Burr, Sara Shane
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Errol Flynn , playing himself as a war correspondent, helps Fidel Castro overthrow Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista . The film was shot, with Castro's cooperation, while he was still fighting Batista.

Director: Barry Mahon
Stars: Errol Flynn, Beverly Aadland, John McKay
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves.

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Michael Curtiz
Stars: Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Woods
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

While working as a counselor at a summer camp, college-student Marjorie Morgenstern falls for 32-year-old Noel Airman, a would-be dramatist working at a nearby summer theater. Like Marjorie... See full summary »

Director: Irving Rapper
Stars: Gene Kelly, Natalie Wood, Claire Trevor
Comedy | Musical | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Ricardo, the milquetoast son of a Mexican bandit, would rather lead a quiet life in Boston. But the family would rather that he follow in his father's footsteps and become "The Kissing Bandit".

Director: Laslo Benedek
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, J. Carrol Naish
Death of a Salesman (TV Movie 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An aging salesman is fired from his job after a long career in it. Broken, without much to look forward to, he tries reconnecting with his wife and kids who he had always put down as he dedicated himself to work.

Director: Kirk Browning
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Elizabeth Franz, Ron Eldard
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Julie Cavendish comes from a family of great Broadway actors. Her mother Fanny staunchly continues acting. Her boisterous brother Tony is fleeing a breach of promise suit in Hollywood. Her ... See full summary »

Directors: George Cukor, Cyril Gardner
Stars: Ina Claire, Fredric March, Henrietta Crosman
Death of a Salesman (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: David Thacker
Stars: Warren Mitchell, Rosemary Harris, Iain Glen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In North Africa during World War II, Sergeant Larry Nevins is blinded by a German sniper's bullet. Rehabilitation at the military hospital presents many challenges, but accepting his ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Arthur Kennedy, Peggy Dow, Julie Adams
Loyalties (1933)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Directors: Basil Dean, Thorold Dickinson
Stars: Basil Rathbone, Heather Thatcher, Miles Mander
Death of a Salesman (Video 2011)
Short | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A moving storyboard set in 1955. A husband seeks revenge to a person that attacked his wife.

Director: Tan Jimreivat
Stars: Tan Jimreivat
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
...
...
Howard Smith ...
Charley
Royal Beal ...
Ben
...
Bernard
Jesse White ...
Stanley
Claire Carleton ...
Miss Francis
David Alpert ...
Edit

Storyline

Willy Loman is an over-the-hill salesman who faces a personal turning point when he loses his job and attempts to make peace with his family: Willy's long-suffering wife Linda, and Biff and Happy, his troubled sons and his life.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 May 1952 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Der Tod eines Handlungsreisenden  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"Death of a Salesman" won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1949. See more »

Quotes

Linda Loman: Attention must finally be paid to such a man. He's not to be allowed to fall into his grave like an old dog.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Best version of Death of a Salesman
24 April 2008 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I am old enough to have seen the Federick March depiction of Willy Loman in the 1951 TV production of Death of a Salesman, but young enough to remember it well. It was fantastic, and no other actor has come close to March's superb rendition. All the other actors were perfect for their roles as well. I've also seen the Lee J. Cobb and the Dustin Hoffman versions, but they pale in comparison. Actually, as much as I like Hoffman, he was just not effective in this role. And Cobb didn't seem vulnerable enough. Another commenter said that Arthur Miller did not like this 1951 March-acted version, but I must disagree strongly with the Maestro of Drama. Sometimes artists just don't know...they create; we watch, observe, absorb. My partner is an artist (a painter) and although he is a genius, in regards to the creation of his work,his ideas of which ones are the strongest or most affective works just don't jive with the publics' or my perception. I think that's what must have been going on when Miller gave the opinion about this 1951 TV play. I would give up all my Woody Allen, Fellini and Scorsese DVDs for one copy of this masterpiece. Let me know if you find it in DVD or VHS(or 16mm!) It was one of the best things ever produced for TV --- EVER.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What was the Box Office Gross on This Film? gelena_nayberg
Discuss Death of a Salesman (1951) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?