The Fugitive Kind
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Oscar ® winners Marlon Brando (On the Waterfront), Anna Magnani (The Rose Tattoo), Joanne Woodward (The Three Faces of Eve) and Maureen Stapleton (Reds) lead the stellar cast of this Southern Gothic "sizzler" (Los Angeles Times) based on the Tennessee Williams play Orpheus Descending. Thanks to "brilliant" (The Film Daily) performances, The Fugitive Kind "sets one's senses to throbbing" (The New York Times). Valentine "Snakeskin" Xavier (Brando) is a handsome drifter with a guitar and a past. Taking a job as a store clerk in Two Rivers, Mississippi, his strong and silent demeanor attracts not only the local party girl (Woodward), but also the shopkeeper's exotic wife (Magnani). Soon, this explosive love triangle will ignite a powder keg of fury that could rock this small town to its very core.
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Top Customer Reviews
The opening monologue of Brando's is so brilliant, the confrontation scene between Anna Magnani and the nurse attending her husband is a Tsunami of drama, and Joanne Woodward in the cemetery telling Brando what the dead have said to her.
A great film, one of Brando's best, never understood when released. Now however, to be seen and seen again.
Movies today are not character driven like they were in the past and thats a damn shame. The humanity of today movies doesn't exist. I think Tennessee Williams was our Shakespeare, there has never been anybody like him.
this movies is a must have.
TOGETHER IN AN ADAPTATION OF THE PLAY,"ORPHEUS DESCENDING". THE SUPPORTING CAST;MAUREEN
STAPLETON,VICTOR JORY,R.G.ARMSTRONG + THE BIT PLAYERS ARE EXCELLENT. KENYON HOPKINS'
MUSIC SCORE IS A HAUNTING LITTLE PIECE OF WORK. LEONARD MALTIN'S BOOK IS WRONG IN SAYING THAT
THE STORY GO'S NO WHERE. A SLICE OF LIFE ALWAYS HAS A BEGINNING,MIDDLE AND AN END.
A DRIFTER WANTS TO GO STRAIGHT, BUT THERE WILL BE SOME ROAD BLOCKS AHEAD.
GREAT B&W CINAMATOGRAPHY . DIALOGUE AT TIMES, IS SOMETIMES POETIC AND OTHER TIMES IS
FUNNY;"WHAT CHEW MEAN,'GO JUKIN'?'. THIS MOVIE IS A TRUE KEEPER! THIS ONE WILL BE KEEPING COMPANY WITH ;"THE MEN","ST CAR NAMED DESIRE" ,"THE WILD ONE""ON THE WATERFRONT" ,"ONE EYED JACKS","APPALOOSA","LAST TANGO IN PARIS" AND "THE GODFATHER",IN MY COLLECTION.
BRANDO,MAGNANI,WOODWARD,STUDENTS OF ACTING ,MUST GET THIS DVD!!! THANKS,TENNESSEE WILLIAMS!
In the early 1990s,"The Fugitive Kind" was broadcast at least twice per week on a nearby secondary public television station and, for a while, I was only able to pick it up in the middle. When, finally, I knew the title I phoned my favorite video store and ordered a copy on VHS. The film easily places in the top of my collection for all the right variety of reasons: outstanding writing, casting, acting, lighting, filming, subject, setting, redeeming social value, etc. I am delighted to have, at last, a widescreen copy on DVD. "The Fugitive Kind" --truly a must see film. Enjoy!