When drifter Valentine Xavier (Marlon Brando) arrives in a southern town, he catches the eye of the married Lady Torrance (Anna Magnani) and the oversexed alcoholic, Carol Cutrere (Joanne Woodward). Both vie for his attention, with Lady Torrance emerging victorious, offering Xavier employment in her general store, while her cancer-stricken husband is bedridden upstairs. After impregnating Lady Torrance and butting heads with friends of her husband, Xavier must make a crucial decision.
Director: Sidney Lumet
Writer: Tennessee Williams
Producer: Martin Jurow, George Justin and Richard Shepherd
Cast: Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward, Maureen Stapleton, Victor Jory, R. Armstrong, Emory Richardson, Sally Gracie, Lucille Benson, John Baragrey, Ben Yaffee, Joe Brown Jr., Virgilia Chew and Frank Borgman