A streetcar named Desire

Published 2010
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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 Stella's 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.

Uniform Title:
Streetcar named Desire (Motion picture : 1951)
Publisher, Date:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2010]
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: PG; for thematic elements.
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.
Director of photography, Harry Stradling ; art director, Richard Day ; editor, David Weisbart ; original music, Alex North ; musical director, Ray Heindorf.
Karl Malden, Kim Hunter, Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando.
DVD; NTSC; full screen; Dolby digital mono; region 1; dual-layer format.
Academy Awards, 1952: Best actress (Leigh), best supporting actor (Malden), best supporting actress (Hunter), best art direction-set direction, black and white.
English with optional English, French and Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned in English.
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