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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:
two superb performances 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
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
 
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:
Anna Magnani originally lobbied to have her then current lover, Anthony Franciosa, cast opposite her, but producers didn't consider him a big enough box-office draw.See more »
Quotes:
Carol Cutrere:Juking? Oh! Well, that's when you get in a car, which is preferably open in any kind of weather. And then you drink a little bit and you drive a little bit, and then you stop and you dance a little bit with a jukebox. And then you drink a little bit more and you drive a little bit more, you stop and you dance a little bit more to another juke box! And then you stop dancing and you just drink and you drive. And then, you stop driving.See more »
Soundtrack:
Blanket Roll BluesSee more »

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29 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
two superb performances, 15 January 2005
Author: tsbooks1 from United States

While The Fugitive Kind suffers from inconsistent pacing and some over-blown dialog, it is worth watching for the peerless performances delivered by Anna Magnani and Victor Jory. Magnani's desperate vulnerability and passionate need for love and vindication are so powerfully and truthfully portrayed that even the great Brando seems pale and insubstantial beside her. Without Jory's vilely hateful depiction of the dying husband, however, even Magnani's powerhouse performance couldn't save the film. Seldom has such wanton cruelty been so effectively captured on screen. Brando is a bit mannered at times but the sheer animal magnetism he possessed at this point in his career transcend the script's pretensions. Woodward wrings more than could rightfully be expected from her over-written part. R.G. Armstrong as the corrupt sheriff and Maureen Stapleton as his kind-hearted wife shine in supporting roles, but it is Magnani and Jory who transform the film into a riveting cinematic experience.

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