This week’s mystery movie was the 1960 United Artists film “The Fugitive Kind,” with Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward, Maureen Stapleton, Victory Jory, R.G. Armstrong, Virgilia Chew, Ben Yaffee, Joe Brown Jr., Mary Perry, Spivy, John Baragrey, Sally Gracie, Lucille Benson, Emory Richardson, Nell Harrison and Janice Mars.
Screenplay by Tennessee Williams and Meade Roberts, based on the play “Orpheus Descending” by Tennessee Williams, as produced on Broadway by Robert Whitehead for Producers Theatre.
Photography by Boris Kaufman, music composed and conducted by Kenyon Hopkins. Song “Blanket Roll Blues,” music by Kenyon Hopkins, lyrics by Tennessee Williams.
Art direction by Richard Sylbert, edited by Carl Lerner.
Assistant director Charles H. Maguire, costume designer Frank Thompson, wardrobe by George Newman and Flo Transfield. Makeup by Robert Jiras and Philip Rhodes. Hairstyles by Mary Roche. Set decorations by Eugene Callahan. Camera operator Saul Midwall. Sound recording by James Gleason, re-recording by Richard Vorisek.
Dialogue supervisors Mickey Knox and Jud Taylor, script supervisor Marguerite James, production coordinator Stephen Bono, sound editor Frank Lewin. Head gaffer Howard Fortune. Head grip Edward Knott. Production secretary Helen Burta. Unit photography Muky Munkacsi.
Associate producer George Justin. Produced by Martin Jurow and Richard A. Shepherd. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Filmed at Gold Medal Studios, New York (and on location in Milton, N.Y.).
“The Fugitive Kind” was released on Blu-ray by the Criterion Collection and available from TCM.