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Elia Kazan

Director, Actor

A Tree Grows in BrooklynA Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
Dir. Elia Kazan
Feat. Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn
Dir. Kazan's restrained debut, adapting Betty Smith's novel about a family of immigrants making do in the Brooklyn tenements of the early 20th…
Gentleman's AgreementGentleman's Agreement (1947)
Dir. Elia Kazan
Feat. Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck stars in this Academy Award winning melodrama about a writer who, for the sake of research, pretends to be Jewish and becomes a victim…
Panic in the StreetsPanic in the Streets (1950) Recommended
Dir. Elia Kazan
Feat. Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes
Early New Orleans–set Kazan noir, follows the hunt for a killer who may be spreading a bubonic plague. Tense, detailed examination of morality…
Streetcar Named Desire, AStreetcar Named Desire, A (1951) Aro Favourite
Dir. Elia Kazan
Feat. Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter
Marlon Brando gives the performance of his career as the savage brute who taunts his disturbed sister–in–law (Vivienne Leigh). Virtuoso…
Viva Zapata!Viva Zapata! (1952)
Dir. Elia Kazan
Feat. Marlon Brando, Anthony Quinn
Stirring treatment of the life of the Mexican revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata (Marlon Brando) who rose from peasanthood to presidency in the…
On the WaterfrontOn the Waterfront (1954) Recommended
Dir. Elia Kazan
Feat. Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb
Brooding tour–de–force with Marlon Brando in his prime as the square–jawed misfit entangled in corrupt union politics. Winner of 8…
East of EdenEast of Eden (1955) Recommended
Dir. Elia Kazan
Feat. James Dean, Julie Harris, Raymond Massey
James Dean's acting debut electrifies the screen in this emotionally charged drama about two brother's rivalry for the love of their father. Based on…
Baby DollBaby Doll (1956)
Dir. Elia Kazan
Feat. Karl Malden, Eli Wallach, Carroll Baker
After success with STREETCAR, Kazan tackled another squalid Tennessee Williams tale of sex, jealousy and obsession. Karl Malden, Eli Wallach and…
Face in the Crowd, AFace in the Crowd, A (1957) Recommended
Dir. Elia Kazan
Feat. Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Walter Matthau
Pungent social commentary on American mass culture outlays the rags–to–riches trajectory of a hick nobody (Griffith) whose rapid rise to…
Wild RiverWild River (1960)
Dir. Elia Kazan
Feat. Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo Van Fleet
Romantic drama focused around an Authority agent (played with controlled complexity by Montgomery Clift) who meets with resistance and a fair share…

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