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The Fugitive Kind

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Original title
The Fugitive Kind
Running time
135 min.
United States United States
Tennesse Williams, Meade Roberts (Novel: Tennessee Williams)
Kenyon Hopkins
Boris Kaufman (B&W)
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United Artists
Drama | Romantic Drama. Melodrama. Southern Gothic
Movie Groups
Tennessee Williams Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
Valentine Xavier (Marlon Brando) is an "entertainer" in New Orleans - he 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. A rainstorm leaves him stranded in a small southern town somewhere between New Orleans and Memphis, and he decides to find a job there. While his past comes to haunt him in the form of local girl Carol Cutrere (Joanne Woodward), who's not really allowed anywhere in the town, Xavier's life also becomes inextricably linked with his boss' wife, the volatile Lady Torrance (Anna Magnani), whose weary, smouldering bitterness dates from the time the town rose up and destroyed her father's vineyard because he sold alcohol to a black person.
1960: San Sebastian Film Festival: Best Director & Best Actress (Joanne Woodward)
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