Death of a Salesman Overview:

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)

Best ActorFredric MarchNominated
Best Supporting ActorKevin McCarthyNominated
Best Supporting ActressMildred DunnockNominated
Best CinematographyFrank PlanerNominated
Best Music - ScoringAlex NorthNominated

BlogHub Articles:

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

See all Death of a Salesman articles

Quotes from

No Quote for this film.

Facts about

"Death of a Salesman" won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1949.
According to Arthur Miller, in a 2000 essay entitled, "Are You Now Or Were You Ever?" Columbia asked Miller to sign an anti-Communist declaration to ward off the threat of picket lines by the American Legion at theaters showing "Death of a Salesman". He refused. Instead, Columbia made another movie, a short film entitled "Life of a Salesman" to be shown with it. The short consisted of business professors from City College praising sales as a profession, and denouncing the character of Willy Loman. Miller wrote: "Never in show-business history has a studio spent so much good money to prove that its feature film was pointless."
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.
read more facts about Death of a Salesman...
Share this page:
Visit the Classic Movie Hub Blog CMH
Best Actor Oscar 1951

See more Best Actor awards>>
Also directed by Laslo Benedek

More about Laslo Benedek >>
Also produced by Stanley Kramer

More about Stanley Kramer >>
Also released in 1951

See All 1951 films >>
More "Based on Play" films

See All "Based on Play" films >>