DVD 125 mins IMDB 8.0 (12,336 votes) top 250: #240
A Streetcar Named Desire
Warner Bros. (1951)
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John Wood
USA  /  English

Marlon Brando Stanley Kowalski
Kim Hunter Stella Kowalski
Vivien Leigh Blanche DuBois
Karl Malden Harold 'Mitch' Mitchell
Rudy Bond Steve
Nick Dennis Pablo Gonzales
Peg Hillias Eunice
Wright King A Collector
Richard Garrick A Doctor
Ann Dere The Matron
Edna Thomas Mexican Woman
Mickey Kuhn A Sailor
Mel Archer Foreman (uncredited)
Dahn Ben Amotz Bit Part (uncredited)
Marietta Canty Giggling Woman wth Eunice (uncredited)

Director Elia Kazan
Writer Tennessee Williams; Oscar Saul
Cinematography Harry Stradling Sr.
Musician Alex North
User Credit 1 David Weisbart
User Credit 2 Lucinda Ballard

An honored film. A milestone in movie acting. A landmark in the fight against censorship. Winner of four Academy Awards, an unprecedented three of them in the acting categories. A Streetcar Named Desire is all of these. And now it's even more. A Streetcar Named Desire: the Original Director's Version is the Elia Kazan/Tennessee Williams film moviegoers would have seen had not Legion of Decency censorship occurred at the last minute. It features three minutes of previously excised footage underscoring, among other things, the sexual tension between Blanche Dubois (Vivien Leigh) and Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando), and Stella Kowlaski's (Kim Hunter) passion for husband Stanley. "In 1951, you had to guess at a lot of things that are now made clear," Roger Ebert notes. Catch all of the classic that introduced a new era in filmmaking. This Streetcar is the one you've been waiting for.

Edition Details
Barcode 085393604127
Region Region 1
Chapters 28
Release Date 9/3/1997
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

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Original director's version
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Purchase Date 8/17/2005
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
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Trivia: To date (2003), it is one of only two films in history to win three Academy awards for acting. The other is Network (1976) (more)

Goofs: Continuity: The window after Stanley throws the radio through it (more)

Quotes: Stella: I never listen to you when you're being morbid. (more)

Awards: Won 4 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 14 nominations (more)