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Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman (1951)

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Release Date: Dec 20, 1951 Wide

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It was considered a serious coup at Columbia Pictures when producer Stanley Kramer landed the rights to Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, and got most of the key members of the Broadway cast for the movie, plus Kevin McCarthy from the original London cast. The one exception was Lee J. Cobb, who'd done the part of Willy Loman on Broadway but, because of his alleged past left-wing political associations, couldn't do the movie -- so Kramer and Columbia went with a proven box office star,

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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

August 9, 2012 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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A shattering experience, fueled by Fredric March's brilliant interpretation of Willy Loman.

March 1, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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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.
July 25, 2013
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