Directed by Elia Kazan
If you haven't seen this film, I have no idea what planet you have lived on for the past fifty years. Actually, I hesitate to say that because I am sure that people my age probably have never even heard of it. Damn kids.
In any case, you have probably heard countless references to the movie. Off the top of my head:
Okay, it is a little hard to explain. I think what has immortalized this film is mostly due to the great performances by the actors. Leigh plays the emotionally damaged woman perfectly and Brando is a wonderful sexy asshole. That actually is probably not too far off from real life…
I should also mention the unforgettable lines, not only "STELLA!" but also "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers." Just watch so you can join the human race.
Vivien Leigh had bipolar disorder in real life and trouble separating her life from Blanche's. Called it.
#47 in AFI's top 100.
One of two films to win three Academy Awards for acting.