Blu-ray

The Fugitive Kind

Street Date:
Pending
Movie Release Year:
1959
MPAA Rating:
Unrated
Studio:
Criterion
Length:
122 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Drama, Romance, Classic

Starring:

Joanne Woodward, Marlon Brando

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Plot Synopsis:

Four Academy Award-winning actors - Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward, and Maureen Stapleton - sink their teeth into this enthralling drama, which brings together the legendary talents of director Sidney Lumet and writer Tennessee Williams. A smoldering, snakeskin-jacketed Brando is Val Xavier, a guitar-strumming drifter trying to go straight. He finds work and solace in a southern small-town variety store run by Lady Torrance (Magnani), who's lonely, sexually frustrated, and abused by her vile, deathly ill husband, and who proves as much a temptation for Val as local wild child Carol (Woodward). Lumet captures the intense, fearless performances and Williams's hot-blooded storytelling and social critique with his customary restraint, resulting in a drama of uncommon sophistication and craft.

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