Death of a Salesman
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Death of a Salesman
It was considered a serious coup at Columbia Pictures when producer Stanley Kramer landed the rights to Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, and got most of the key members of the Broadway cast for the movie, plus Kevin McCarthy from the original London cast. The one exception was Lee J. Cobb, who'd done the part of Willy Loman on Broadway but, because of his alleged past left-wing political associations, couldn't do the movie -- so Kramer and Columbia went with a proven box office star, Fredric March. He plays Willy Loman, who has spent a lifetime pursuing success, only to… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite five Oscar nominations, this film version of Miller's best-known play is too static and stagy, and Fredric March is miscast as Willy Loman"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A shattering experience, fueled by Fredric March's brilliant interpretation of Willy Loman."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
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