Death of a Salesman Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play +Death of a Salesman is brought to the screen by producer Stanley Kramer. The salesman of the title is Willy Loman (Fredric March), who 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, as he muses on lost opportunities, shattered dreams, and his turbulent relationship with his oldest son, Biff (Kevin McCarthy). Willy ultimately loses all contact with reality, which results in fate’s final blow. Lee J. Cobb, who’d played Willy on Broadway, had been blacklisted by Hollywood because of his alleged “leftie” politics, thus was denied the opportunity to star in the film version, but Mildred Dunnock was permitted to brilliantly recreate her stage role as Willy’s long-suffering wife, Linda (“Attention! Attention must be paid to this man”). A second filmization of +Death of a Salesman was produced for television in 1985, with Dustin Hoffman as Willy Loman.

Release date: Dec 20, 1951
Production Company: Columbia Pictures
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Genre: Classics,Drama

Death of a Salesman Caste and Crew
Director: Laslo Benedek
writer: Stanley Roberts
Fredric March,Mildred Dunnock,Kevin McCarthy,Cameron Mitchell,Howard Smith,Howard I. Smith,Royal Beal,Don Keefer,Jesse White,Claire Carleton,David Alpert,Elisabeth Fraser,Patricia Walker,Beverly Aadland,Gail Bonney,Paul Bryar,Wanda Perry,Jeanne Bates