CINEMA: Streetcar in Hollywood

Hollywood's professional previewers last week thought they had spotted a new landmark in moviemaking. The picture: A Streetcar Named Desire, a faithful cinema version of the powerful, moody Broadway hit, with Vivien Leigh as the tarnished, sex-driven Southern schoolteacher, and Marlon Brando as her brutish brother-in-law. Said Playwright Tennessee Williams: "[It] has survived with whatever honesty and beauty it had in the beginning—and even more." Streetcar is due for release in September.

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