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Death of a Salesman (1951)

Death of a Salesman


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Release Date: Dec 20, 1951 Wide


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Movie Info

In this film, Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play is brought to the screen by producer Stanley Kramer. Salesman Willy Loman has spent his entire life pursuing success, only to find himself a middle-aged failure. The shock of this realization causes Willy's mind to wander between the past and the present.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama , Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Stanley Roberts
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as Willy Loman

as Linda Loman

as Happy Loman

as Charley

as Bernard

as Stanley

as Miss Francis

as Howard Wagner

as Miss Forsythe

as Subway Guard
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Critic Reviews for Death of a Salesman

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | March 5, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Despite five Oscar nominations, this film version of Miller's best-known play is too static and stagy, and Fredric March is miscast as Willy Loman

Full Review… | August 9, 2012

A shattering experience, fueled by Fredric March's brilliant interpretation of Willy Loman.

Full Review… | March 1, 2005
Film Threat

Full Review… | March 5, 2005

Audience Reviews for Death of a Salesman


A disappointing interpretation of a fabulous play. The film makers never successfully translate this into a different medium and it takes away from the gravity. March, the star of every single 30s film (or so it seems) is poor in his depiction of Loman.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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