A Streetcar Named Desire INCREDIBLE find for a vintage movie collection. This electric drama was first released in 1945 as a Broadway Play by Tennessee Williams. In 1951, it because a classic Motion picture starring two of the most powerful silver screen stars in Hollywood history: Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh. It was the winner of five Academy Awards, including Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden and Kim Hunter. This passionate film was chosen for preservation in the Library of Congress. Here is the original 78 Soundtrack, signed on the cover by both Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh.