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A Streetcar Named Desire -- A neurotic belle Blanche du Bois struggles to hold on to her fading Southern gentility against the brutish badgering of her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski.
A Streetcar Named Desire -- 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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Tennessee Williams (screen play)
Oscar Saul (adaptation)
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Release Date:
1 December 1951 (West Germany) See more »
...When she got there she met the brute Stan, and the side of New Orleans she hardly knew existed. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Won 4 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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Now this is Almost Perfect See more (227 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Vivien Leigh ... Blanche

Marlon Brando ... Stanley

Kim Hunter ... Stella

Karl Malden ... Mitch
Rudy Bond ... Steve
Nick Dennis ... Pablo
Peg Hillias ... Eunice
Wright King ... A Collector
Richard Garrick ... A Doctor
Ann Dere ... The Matron
Edna Thomas ... The Mexican Woman
Mickey Kuhn ... A Sailor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mel Archer ... Foreman (uncredited)
Dahn Ben Amotz ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Marietta Canty ... Giggling Woman with Eunice (uncredited)
John George ... (uncredited)
John Gonetos ... Vendor (uncredited)
Chester Jones ... Street Vendor (uncredited)
Lyle Latell ... Policeman (uncredited)
Maxie Thrower ... Passerby (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... Passerby (uncredited)
John B. Williams ... Vendor (uncredited)
Buck Woods ... Vendor (uncredited)

Directed by
Elia Kazan 
Writing credits
Tennessee Williams (screen play)

Oscar Saul (adaptation by)

Tennessee Williams (based on the original play: "A Streetcar Named Desire" by)

Produced by
Charles K. Feldman .... producer
Original Music by
Alex North 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Sr. (director of photography) (as Harry Stradling)
Film Editing by
David Weisbart (film editor)
Art Direction by
Richard Day 
Bertram Tuttle (supervising art director) (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
George James Hopkins 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup artist
Ray Forman .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Otis Malcolm .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Pat O'Grady .... body makeup artist (uncredited)
Hazel Rogers .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Don Alvarado .... first assistant director (uncredited)
John Prettyman .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Donald P. Desmond .... set construction (uncredited)
John More .... props (uncredited)
George Sweeney .... assistant props (uncredited)
Sound Department
C.A. Riggs .... sound
Nathan Levinson .... sound (uncredited)
Francis E. Stahl .... boom operator (uncredited)
Frank Weixel .... cableman (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Albin .... still photographer (uncredited)
Paul Butner .... best boy (uncredited)
Robert Campbell .... gaffer (uncredited)
Stuart Higgs .... assistant camera (uncredited)
E. Truman Joiner .... grip (uncredited)
Fred Mandl .... second camera (uncredited)
Wally Meinardus .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Harry Whittingham .... best boy (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucinda Ballard .... wardrobe
Lillian House .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Robert O'Dell .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Marguerite Royce .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Music Department
Ray Heindorf .... musical director
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Irene Mayer Selznick .... presenter: on the stage
Polly Craus .... script clerk (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Rated PG for thematic elements (1993 director's cut)
122 min | USA:125 min (re-release)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:Unrated | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1952) | New Zealand:PG | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:12 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:12A (re-rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) | USA:GP (1970 re-release) | USA:PG (1993 director's cut) | USA:Approved (certificate #14871) (original rating) | West Germany:18 | West Germany:12 (video)

Did You Know?

As of 2014, it is one of only two films in history to win three Academy awards for acting. The other is Network (1976).See more »
Errors in geography: Stanley says he served in the 241st Engineers and fought in the Battle of Salerno. However the 241st Engineer Combat Battalion fought in the Asiatic-Pacific Area, not in Europe.See more »
[first lines]
A Sailor:Can I help you, ma'am?
Blanche DuBois:Why, they told me to take a streetcar named Desire and then transfer to one called Cemetery and ride six blocks and get off at Elysian Fields.
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36 out of 61 people found the following review useful.
Now this is Almost Perfect, 24 February 2001
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Elia Kazan's second best film A Streetcar Named Desire is a film with plenty of passion and fire and is definately a must see drama. The story has a woman, Blanche DuBois, played by Vivien Leigh, who moves in with her sister, played by Kim Hunter, and her brother in law, Marlon Brando. Then the events start to unfold in a tale of a animal, the depending woman, and even her admirer, played by Karl Malden. Absolutely acted to perfection by everyone (Liegh, Malden and Hunter got richly deserved Oscars), however it is the breakthrough by Brando in one of his best roles, that steals the show. Crafted just like the play, except for one almost fatal flaw, the last scene of the movie is hollywooded up and if you read the play, that ending might be better for you. Otherwise, a must see. Magnificent jazz music by Alex North. A

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