Death of a Salesman (1951)

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An over-the-hill salesman faces a personal turning point when he loses his job and attempts to make peace with his family.


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  • Fredric March in Death of a Salesman (1951)
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  • Fredric March in Death of a Salesman (1951)
  • Fredric March in Death of a Salesman (1951)
  • Fredric March in Death of a Salesman (1951)

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11 September 2000 | petelush
Schmaltzier than Hoffman, in an entertaining manner
This is the version people of my generation grew up on; it played on TV in the 50's, and being black and white non-widescreen and uncensorable, what we saw was what was filmed. Frederick March hammmed it up a bit, but in retrospect the play itself is hammmy (emotion-charged). It has been said Arthur Miller disliked the film, particularly the realistic representation of Willie's reveries and imaginings. Kevin McCarthy did a fine job as Biff. I loyally refused for years to watch Dustin Hoffman's version, but when I finally gave in I enjoyed his substantially different interpretation. But if he differed from March, then it follows March differs from him. In short, a whole other way of enjoying the greatest American soap opera ever penned.

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