Tennessee Williams Film Collection
One of the most controversial films of its time, Tennessee Williams' steamy drama "Baby Doll" (1956) focuses on a virginal, Southern child bride (Carroll Baker), caught up in a feud between her possessive, middle-aged husband (Karl Malden) and the mysterious drifter (Eli Wallach, in his film debut) who has his sights set, not only on her, but on Malden's cotton gin operation. Rip Torn co-stars; directed by Elia Kazan. And, Vivien Leigh stars as a middle-aged actress whose husband dies on their way to an Italian vacation, in "The Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone" (1961). Electing to remain in Rome, Leigh's trip takes an unexpected turn when she falls for a young gigolo (Warren Beatty). Touching romantic drama, based on a story by Williams, also stars Jill St. John, Lotte Lenya. Eight-disc set also includes "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951) (Two-Disc Special Edition), "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" (1958) (Deluxe Edition), "Sweet Bird Of Youth" (1962), "The Night Of The Iguana," and the documentary "Tennessee Williams' South" (1973). 11 1/2 hrs. total. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.
Academy Award ®
Nominee: Best Actress (Carroll Baker), Best Supporting Actress (Mildred Dunnock), Best Supporting Actress (Lotte Lenya), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Black and White)
- Richard Brooks, John Huston, Elia Kazan, Jos Quintero
- Black & White / Color
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Vivien Leigh, Paul Newman, Warren Beatty, Marlon Brando, Ava Gardner, Carroll Baker, Deborah Kerr, Kim Hunter, Burl Ives, Lotte Lenya, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock, Coral Browne, Karl Malden, Sue Lyon, Jack Carson, James Ward, Jill St. John, Lonny Chapman, Judith Anderson, Rudy Bond, Madeleine Sherwood, Nick Dennis... More