The film that gave us Mar­lon Brando

Warwick Daily News - - RELAX - WITH Kiri ten Dolle

THIS year marks 70 years since Amer­i­can play­wright Ten­nessee Wil­liams penned the Pulitzer Prize-win­ning A Street­car Named De­sire. The award-win­ning play was adapted for the film of the same name in 1951, pro­pel­ling lead­ing ac­tor Mar­lon Brando to Hol­ly­wood fame. And who can for­get Brando’s (pic­tured) line “Stella, Stella, hey Stella” as Stan­ley?

The film fol­lows the story of trou­bled aris­to­cratic school­teacher Blanche DuBois, played by Vivien Leigh, who moves to New Or­leans to live with her sis­ter Stella, but is tor­mented by her brutish brother-in-law, Stan­ley. But things are not as they seem as Blanche’s world crum­bles around her.

The clas­sic film won four Academy Awards.

PHOTO: AP

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