Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film, Karl Malden is embracing Vivien Leigh. In one shot she has her left forearm against his chest, with her hand in the vicinity of his shoulder. In the next shot this arm is instantly around his neck.
Character mistake: At the poker game when Stella and Blanche come back from their movie, Stella is near the wall with her back towards Marlon Brando. As she says her line "how much longer is this game going to continue?", you notice Marlon Brando also says that line to himself as if he memorized the screenplay.he responds "Until we get ready to quit" and slaps her butt. (00:31:15)
Trivia: In 1951, the time of the movie being shot, New Orleans no longer had streetcars, but the tracks were still there. The movie studio obtained special permission to use the streetcar named desire for Blanch's opening scene.
Stanley: Hey, STELLA!
Blanche: Whoever you are, I've always depended on the kindness of strangers.
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