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Death of a Salesman (1951) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Laslo Benedek and produced by Stanley Kramer and George Glass.

Academy Awards 1951 --- Ceremony Number 24 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorFredric MarchNominated
Best Supporting ActorKevin McCarthyNominated
Best Supporting ActressMildred DunnockNominated
Best CinematographyFrank PlanerNominated
Best Music - ScoringAlex NorthNominated
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Death of a Salesman (1951)

By Beatrice on Aug 24, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Death of a Salesman Directed by Laslo Benedek Written by Stanley Roberts from the play by Arthur Miller 1951/USA Stanley Kramer Productions First viewing/YouTube This was a great and devastating play and Fredric March is great in this adaptation of it. Willie Loman (March) is 63-years-old and n... Read full article


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In his autobiography "Timebends", Arthur Miller speculates that his unconscious mind picked the name "Loman" for Willy Loman, the protagonist of "Death of a Salesman", based on his conscious experience of being thrilled by from _Testament des Dr. Mabuse, Das (1933)_, which featured a character named "Inspector Lohmann".
The original Broadway production of "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller opened at the Morosco Theater on February 10, 1949, ran for 742 performances and won the 1949 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Play. Cameron Mitchell recreated his stage role in the movie version.
"Death of a Salesman" won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1949.
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