What is your favorite screen adaption of a play?

Posted: November 20, 2009

Reel 13 Classic’s host Neal Gabler favors Olivier’s “Hamlet,” and Kurosawa’s “Throne of Blood,” which is an adaptation of Macbeth. Tell us yours in the comment space below.

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  • Barbra Buckley

    12 Angry Men

  • Nikki

    Casablanca (Everybody Comes to Rick’s); A Streetcar Named Desire; You Can’t Take It With You; and 12 Angry Men.

  • Lesley

    All My Sons, The Little Foxes

  • Jonathan

    “A Streetcar Named Desire”, “Arsenic and Old Lace”, “Detective Story”

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  • Emily

    My all time favorite A Raisin in the Sun

  • Anastasia

    How about Henry V starring Kenneth Branagh? Also Cyrano de Bergerac starring Gerard Depardieu and Much Ado About Nothing also starring Kenneth Branagh.

  • Anna

    Glengarry Glen Ross. Ideal Husband (Oliver Parker). The Merchant of Venice (Radford) and so many others from Schakespeare, including Kiss me Kate ).

  • Argell

    “A Raisin In The Sun” and “West Side Story”

  • rayban

    I couldn’t possibly have a favorite screen adaptation of a play; there are just too many genuine achievements in this area. However, one of the most inspired is Alfred Hitchcock’s 3-D adaptation of Frederick Knott’s “Dial M For Murder”. Another is his re-working and updating of Patrick Hamilton’s very, very gay play, “Rope”. Yes, it’s true, in the film, John Dall, Farley Granger and James Stewart were playing gay men.