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Author: Tennessee WilliamsMeade RobertsBoris KaufmanMartin JurowRichard A ShepherdAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2010]
Series: Criterion collection, 515.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A smoldering, snakeskin-jacketed Val Xavier is a guitar-strumming drifter trying to go straight. He finds work and solace in a Southern small-town variety store run by Lady Torrance, who's lonely, sexually frustrated, and abused by her vile, deathly ill husband, and who proves as much a temptation for Val as local wild child Carol, who tries to seduce him.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Television adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Tennessee Williams; Tennessee Williams; Tennessee Williams
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tennessee Williams; Meade Roberts; Boris Kaufman; Martin Jurow; Richard A Shepherd; Sidney Lumet; Marlon Brando; Anna Magnani; Joanne Woodward; Maureen Stapleton; Victor Jory; R G Armstrong; John Baragrey; Virgilia Chew; Sally Gracie; Ben Yaffee; Lucille Benson; Joe Brown; Emory Richardson; Mary Perry; Nell Harrison; Spivy, Madame; Janice Mars; Kenyon Hopkins; Richard Sylbert; Carl Lerner; Charles H Maguire; Frank L Thompson; David Thomson; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.; United Artists Corporation.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604652703 1604652705
OCLC Number: 608678871
Language Note: Closed-captioned; English subtitles for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Based on the play "Orpheus Descending" by Tennessee Williams as produced on Broadway by Robert Whitehead for Producers Theatre, Inc.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1960.
Special features Disc 2: "Sidney Lumet" interview with director Sidney Lumet; "Hollywood's Tennessee and The fugitive kind" historians Robert Bray and R. Barton Palmer discuss film adaptations of Tennessee's plays; "Three plays by Tennessee Williams" an hour long television presentation of three one-act plays (Moony's kid don't cry, The last of my solid gold watches, This property is condemned). Booklet: "When Sidney went to Tennessee" essay by David Thomson.
Credits: Music composed and conducted by Kenyon Hopkins ; art direction, Richard Sylbert ; film editor, Carl Lerner ; assistant director, Charles H. Maguire ; costume designer, Frank Thompson ; set decorations, Eugene Callahan ; associate producer, George Justin.
Cast: Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward, Maureen Stapleton, Victor Jory, R.G. Armstrong, John Baragrey, Virgilia Chew, Sally Gracie, Ben Yaffee, Lucille Benson, Joe Brown, Jr., Emory Richardson, Mary Perry, Nell Harrison, Spivy, Janice Mars.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 121 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (13 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation enhanced for (16:9) televisions; Dolby digital mono.
Contents: disc 1. Feature film --
disc 2. The supplements.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 515.
Other Titles: Three plays by Tennessee Williams.
Responsibility: 20th Century Fox ; Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; a United Artists release ; screenplay by Tennessee Williams and Meade Roberts ; director of photography, Boris Kaufman ; produced by Martin Jurow and Richard A. Shepherd ; directed by Sidney Lumet.
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A smoldering, snakeskin-jacketed Val Xavier is a guitar-strumming drifter trying to go straight. He finds work and solace in a Southern small-town variety store run by Lady Torrance, who's lonely, sexually frustrated, and abused by her vile, deathly ill husband, and who proves as much a temptation for Val as local wild child Carol, who tries to seduce him.

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