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Tennessee Williams Films, Now in One Box Set

Blanche depending on the kindness of strangers; Maggie and Brick trying to get on Big Daddy's good side. Those moments and others are now available in a DVD box set of films based on the plays of Tennessee Williams.

NPR's Bob Mondello says the collection is a reminder of the impact that one of America's great playwrights had on Hollywood.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.