A Streetcar Named Desire

streetcarA Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan, 1951) play/screenplay Tennessee Williams, adaptation Oscar Saul

Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden

Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.

Blanche (Leigh) has 'always depended on the kindness of strangers'. Take that to mean whatever you like. It's her last line, so you should not miss its significance. But she can't depend on her brother-in-law (Brando) who rapes her while his wife (Hunter) is having their baby. And then there was her husband: whatever happened to him?

Garry Gillard | reviews | New: 14 September, 2018 | Now: 1 August, 2019