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Director:
Writers:
Tennessee Williams (screenplay) and
Meade Roberts (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
18 August 1960 (Japan) See more »
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Tagline:
...and now the screen is struck by lightning ! See more »
Plot:
Val Xavier, a drifter of obscure origins arrives at a small town and gets a job in a store run by Lady Torrence... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Wordy, good-looking soaper for grown-ups See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marlon Brando ... Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier

Anna Magnani ... Lady Torrance

Joanne Woodward ... Carol Cutrere

Maureen Stapleton ... Vee Talbot

Victor Jory ... Jabe M. Torrance

R.G. Armstrong ... Sheriff Jordan Talbott
Emory Richardson ... Uncle Pleasant, the Conjure Man
Madame Spivy ... Ruby Lightfoot (as Spivy)
Sally Gracie ... Dolly Hamma
Lucille Benson ... Beulah Binnings
John Baragrey ... David Cutrere
Ben Yaffee ... 'Dog' Hamma
Joe Brown Jr. ... 'Pee Wee' Binnings
Virgilia Chew ... Nurse Porter
Frank Borgman ... Gas Station Attendant
Janice Mars ... Attendant's Wife
Debbie Lynch ... Lonely Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeanne Barr ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Neil Harrison ... (uncredited)
Herb Vigran ... Caliope Player (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney Lumet 
 
Writing credits
Tennessee Williams (screenplay) and
Meade Roberts (screenplay)

Tennessee Williams (play "Orpheus Descending")

Produced by
Martin Jurow .... producer
George Justin .... associate producer
Richard Shepherd .... producer (as Richard A. Shepherd)
 
Original Music by
Kenyon Hopkins 
 
Cinematography by
Boris Kaufman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Carl Lerner 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Sylbert 
 
Set Decoration by
Gene Callahan  (as Eugene Callahan)
 
Costume Design by
Frank L. Thompson  (as Frank Thompson)
 
Makeup Department
Robert Jiras .... makeup
Phil Rhodes .... makeup (as Philip Rhodes)
Mary Roche .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Steve Bono .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles H. Maguire .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
James A. Gleason .... sound recordist (as James Gleason)
Frank Lewin .... sound editor
Dick Vorisek .... rerecordist (as Richard Vorisek)
Philip Gleason .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Larry Duran .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Fortune .... head gaffer
Edward Knott .... head grip
Saul Midwall .... camera operator
Muky .... unit photographer (as Muky Munkacsi)
Jimmy Gatland .... grip (uncredited)
Harold Posner .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
George Newman .... wardrobe
Flo Transfield .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Kenyon Hopkins .... conductor
 
Other crew
Steve Bono .... production coordinator (as Stephen Bono)
Helen Burta .... production secretary
Marguerite James .... script supervisor
Mickey Knox .... dialogue supervisor
Jud Taylor .... dialogue supervisor
Robert Whitehead .... producer: Broadway, Producers Theatre, Inc.
Mart Crowley .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
119 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG (alternate rating) | Australia:M (original rating) | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:16
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Trivia:
Of the cast of the 1957 Broadway production, Maureen Stapleton and R.G. Armstrong made the transition to the screen. While Armstrong reprised his role as Sheriff Talbott, Stapleton took the supporting role of Vee Talbot. Interestingly, Stapleton also was the original Serafina in Williams' "The Rose Tattoo," a role that also was played by Magnani on-screen.See more »
Quotes:
Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier:I got myself into a situation here, Lady.
Lady Torrance:No, you're not fooling me, mister. She's waiting for you outside.
Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier:No.
Lady Torrance:In her car, yes.
Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier:No...
Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier:I want you to understand.
Lady Torrance:What?
Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier:I got myself into a situation here that I can't get out of.
Lady Torrance:Not in a town like this.
Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier:I've been threatened with violence if I stay here through the night.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Masked and Anonymous (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
Blanket Roll BluesSee more »

FAQ

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25 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Wordy, good-looking soaper for grown-ups, 6 May 2002
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Tennessee Williams and Meade Roberts co-adapted Williams' play "Orpheus Descending" about a reluctant stud drifting through backwater town, stirring up the passions of an Italian shopkeeper who's married to a cranky invalid. Eerie and fabulously atmospheric piece gives the women in particular (Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward, Maureen Stapleton) great roles to play. Marlon Brando, well-cast as the guitar-strumming gadabout with the bedroom eyes, doesn't seem as fully involved, and his focus tends to wander. Overall, an intriguing soap opera for mature audiences, beautifully photographed by Boris Kaufman and nimbly directed by Sidney Lumet. *** from ****

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