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A Streetcar Named Desire (12A) + Introduction by Adrian Wootton

Marlon Brando in Elia Kazan's A Streetcar Named Desire

Marlon Brando delivers a performance that merits the hype as Stanley in Elia Kazan's adaptation of Tennessee Williams' tale of the volatile Kowalski home.

Marlon Brando’s second screen role was in this brilliant adaptation of Tennessee Williams' steamy, southern-set, powerful play. Cast alongside Vivien Leigh (who ultimately won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance) this launched Brando’s screen stardom and teamed him for the first time with director Elia Kazan (they eventually made four movies together).

Adrian Wootton OBE, CEO of Film London, introduces the film.

US 1951 Dir Elia Kazan 127 min

Barbican Members enjoy a pre-screening talk, check it out here.


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