With Fredric March and Kevin McCarthy, this is a very good record of the classic American stage play. Arthur Miller never fared as well again. His somber stage play retained much of its power in this film version featuring one of March's greatest performances as the end-of-the-line Willy
Willy is incapable of changing a lifestyle and career that are lost in the past. He is in his early sixties and, after being fired, has nowhere to go, clinging to his petty, mediocre values and looking backward with soul-wrenching agony. He has a long-suffering wife, Linda (Dunnock), and two sons,
Biff (McCarthy) and Happy (Mitchell). The older son, Biff, is an average b...