A Streetcar Named Desire
Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh are electric in this adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play.
Dir Elia Kazan
With Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden
Elia Kazan’s adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play is primarily notable for the role that made Brando a star – the brutish Stanley Kowalski, who’s none too sympathetic when his wife’s fragile, supercilious sister comes to stay in their cramped New Orleans apartment. The jazz-tinged score by Alex North (brought from New York to Hollywood by Kazan) perfectly complements the story’s hothouse emotions.
The screening on Wednesday 14 February features an intro by Jo Botting, Curator, BFI National Archive.