Elia Kazan’s A Streetcar Named Desire opened in the United States this day in 1951. Nominated for 12 Academy Awards, the film walked away with four, including Best Actress for Vivien Leigh. Streetcar catapulted a young Marlon Brando into the limelight for his star-making turn as Stanley Kowalski.
Trivia: The movie’s most famous line, “Stella! Hey, Stella!” was voted as the #45 movie quote by the American Film Institute (out of 100).