Director: Elia Kazan
Starring: Kim Hunter, Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden
Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden and Kim Hunter were all awarded Oscars opposite Marlon Brando (nominated) in Elia Kazan’s hothouse adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play which he had originally directed on Broadway. When the death of her husband reduces her circumstances, fading Southern belle Blanche Dubois is obliged to seek shelter with her sister’s in-laws in a tenement in New Orleans. Neurotic, wistful and desperately clinging to memories or fantasies of prosperity and refinement, her presence provokes uncontrollable tensions - especially with brutal, virile brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski.