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A Streetcar Named Desire

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Elia Kazan

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About the Movie

Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden star in this film adaptation of the Tennessee Williams Pulitzer Prize-winning play set in New Orleans' French Quarter. Lonely and fragile Southern belle Blanche DuBois (Leigh), desperate to maintain her fraying sanity, suffers her brutish brother-in-law's (Brando) relentless, badgering attempts to make her face reality--which eventually lead her to madness.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 55
  • Fresh: 54
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 8.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Inner torments are seldom projected with such sensitivity and clarity on the screen. – Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: The camera has done greater justice to the Williams play, catching the nuances and reflected tragedy with an intimacy that is so vital in a story of this type. – Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Vivien Leigh gives one of those rare performances that can truly be said to evoke pity and terror. – Pauline Kael, New Yorker, Jan 2, 2018

Fresh: Brando's performance as Stanley is one of those rare screen legends that are all they're cracked up to be. – Lloyd Rose, Washington Post, Mar 7, 2001

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Customer Reviews

Good Stuff

I love Brando.

A Streetcar named Desire

This movie is fabulous. Vivien Liegh and marlon Brando are fbulous together and it is a classic.

Fav movie

I watched in the dorm, im sure none of them knew i watched this sort of thing, he was the best, these new actors and new movies dont compare .. at .. all