Tennessee Williams'
Plays, Novels, and Stories on Film


"Life is all memory except for the one present moment
that goes by you so quick you hardly catch it going."

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
From a Tennessee Williams play.

The Fugitive Kind
Valentine Xavier is an "entertainer" in New Orleans, who plays a guitar given to him by Leadbelly; but when he runs afoul of the law one too many times, he vows to quit the scene and start anew elsewhere. From Tennessee Williams. Starring Marlon Brando and Joanne Woodward. Director: Sidney Lumet.

The Glass Menagerie
A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.

The Night of the Iguana
Starring Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon.

Orpheus Descending
A drifter in 1940's Mississippi brings new life to an Italian immigrant woman trapped in a loveless marriage.

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
Starring: Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty.

The Rose Tattoo
Starring: Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster.

A Streetcar Named Desire
Vivien Leigh as Blanche DuBois and Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski. Tennessee Williams was nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay.

Suddenly Last Summer
By Tennessee Williams. Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn. Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

Summer & Smoke
By Tennessee Williams.

Sweet Bird of Youth
Paul Newman is a cad who dreams of glory; he's returned to his hometown towing a dissolute, over-the-hill Hollywood star (Geraldine Page), certain she'll be his meal ticket. He's ruined the only girl he really loved (Shirley Knight), who just happens to be the daughter of the town's boss (Ed Begley).


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