The film that gave us Marlon Brando
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.