The Fugitive Kind

The Fugitive Kind

Marlon Brando
Director: Sidney Lumet Cast: Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
, Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
, Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
Sidney Lumet

Blu-ray (Black & White / Wide Screen)

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Fugitive Kind began life as Battle of Angels, a never-produced 1939 play by a young Tennessee Williams. Nearly 20 years later, Williams refined this rough-hewn theatrical effort into Orpheus Descending, which enjoyed a respectable Broadway run. The renamed film version stars Marlon Brando as Valentine "Snakeskin" Xavier, a trouble-prone drifter who wanders into a deliciously Williamsesque Mississippi town. Here he becomes involved in the problems of alcoholic Carole Cutrere (Joanne Woodward) and unhappily married Lady Torrence (Anna Magnani) and also runs afoul of Torrence's vicious husband (Victor Jory). Sexual symbolism abounds in this tempestuous drama, which offers Brando at his most inscrutable and Magnani at her earthiest. Maureen Stapleton, in real life one of Brando's best friends and severest critics, plays an avant-garde artist.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/14/2020
UPC: 0715515240017
Original Release: 1960
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 2:01:00
Sales rank: 1,749

Special Features

Interview from 2009 with Lumet; Three Plays, by Tennessee Williams, an hour-long 1958 television presentation of one-act plays, directed by Lumet and starring Ben Gazzara and Lee Grant, among others; Program from 2010 discussing William's work in Hollywood and The Fugitive Kind; SDH subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlon Brando Valentine "Snakeskin" Xavier
Anna Magnani Lady Torrance
Joanne Woodward Carole Cutrere
Maureen Stapleton Vee Talbott
Victor Jory Jabe Torrance
R.G. Armstrong Sheriff Talbott
Emory Richardson Uncle Pleasant
Sally Gracie Dolly Hamma
Lucille Benson Beulah Binnings
John Baragrey David Cutrere
Ben Yaffee Dog Hamma
Frank Bergman Gas Station Attendant
Joe Brown Pee Wee Binnings
Madame Spivy Ruby Lightfoot
Mary Perry Actor
Jeanne Barr Actor

Technical Credits
Sidney Lumet Director
Kenyon Hopkins Score Composer
Martin Jurow Producer
George Justin Associate Producer
Boris Kaufman Cinematographer
Carl Lerner Editor
Meade Roberts Screenwriter
Richard Shepherd Producer
Richard Sylbert Art Director
Frank Thompson Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Whitehead Producer
Tennessee Williams Screenwriter

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The Fugitive Kind 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is really a good movie, terrific story. A very deep, methodical vehicle for both Brando and "La Magnani", who was in her own right, also a method actor. She was not known for her beauty, but she was real. A tremedously good actress. Please pay attention to her subtle personality changes as her feeling for Brando's character slowly changes.