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A streetcar named Desire

Author: Elia KazanTennessee WilliamsOscar SaulCharles K FeldmanVivien LeighAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2010]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After being exiled from her hometown of Auriol, Mississippi for seducing a seventeen-year-old boy at the school where she taught English, Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly at the New Orleans home of her pregnant sister Stella Kowalski and her husband Stanley. Stanley, both repulsed and attracted to Blanche, discovers that she has mortgaged property left to both sisters and spent all the money whereby he sets about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Tennessee Williams; Tennessee Williams
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Elia Kazan; Tennessee Williams; Oscar Saul; Charles K Feldman; Vivien Leigh; Kim Hunter; Karl Malden; Marlon Brando; Harry Stradling; Richard Day; David Weisbart; Alex North; Ray Heindorf; Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967); Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0780666879 9780780666870
OCLC Number: 677116541
Language Note: English with optional English, French and Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Based upon the original play "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams as presented on the stage by Irene Mayer Selznick.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1951.
Special features: commentary by Karl Malden and film historians: Rudy Behlmer and Jeff Young ; Elia Kazan movie trailer gallery.
Credits: Director of photography, Harry Stradling ; art director, Richard Day ; editor, David Weisbart ; original music, Alex North ; musical director, Ray Heindorf.
Cast: Karl Malden, Kim Hunter, Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando.
Awards: Academy Awards, 1952: Best actress (Leigh), best supporting actor (Malden), best supporting actress (Hunter), best art direction-set direction, black and white.
Target Audience: Rating: PG; for thematic elements.
Description: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; full screen; Dolby digital mono; region 1; dual-layer format.
Other Titles: Streetcar named Desire (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures ; an Elia Kazan production ; screen play by Tennessee Williams ; adaptation by Oscar Saul ; produced by Charles K. Feldman ; directed by Elia Kazan.

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After being exiled from her hometown of Auriol, Mississippi for seducing a seventeen-year-old boy at the school where she taught English, Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly at the New Orleans home of her pregnant sister Stella Kowalski and her husband Stanley. Stanley, both repulsed and attracted to Blanche, discovers that she has mortgaged property left to both sisters and spent all the money whereby he sets about discovering everything else he can about her past. Tension between Blanche and Stanley builds as time passes and is intensified when Blanche begins dating one of Stanley's poker buddies.

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