Streetcar Named Desire poster

Screenplay by Tennessee Williams; Based on his original play: “A Streetcar Named Desire” Tennessee Williams

Adaptation by Oscar Saul

Directed by Elia Kazan


Notable Cast

  • Vivien Leigh
  • Marlon Brando
  • Kim Hunter
  • Karl Malden


Academy Awards – 9 nominations/ 4 wins

On Lists

  • 1001 Films
  • #47 AFI Top 100 ‘07           
  • #45 AFI Top 100 ‘98
  • #19 AFI 25 Greatest Film Scores
  • 1999 Addition to National Film Registry

Playing Where? Amazon, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


One of Tennessee Williams’ finest, with superb film direction by very same director of the Broadway play Elia Kazan. At the end of her rope, Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) moves in with her sister Stella (Kim Hunter) and brother-in-law (Marlon Brando) then … complications arise.

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