virile, animalistic, in a wet torn t-shirt standing in the street in the rain and shouting for his wife. Add to that the delicate and repressed Southern gentility of Blanche DuBois played by Vivien Leigh and this film sizzles with heat and sexual tension as we witness the Blanche’s slow decent into madness after moving in with her sister Stella and brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski. Director Elia Kazan challenged production codes at the time with Tenneessee William’s bold adult drama and the film won 4 Oscars, Best Actor in a Supporting Role Karl Malden, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Vivien Leigh, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Kim Hunter and Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White. Marlon Brando was nominated, but didn’t win.
Witness For The Prosecution (1957). This Agatha Christie is amazing suspense. It is a courtroom trial for murder