Death of a Salesman (1951 film)

1951 film directed by László Benedek

Death of a Salesman is a 1951 film about an over-the-hill salesman who faces a personal turning point when he loses his job and attempts to make peace with his family.

Directed by László Benedek. Written by Stanley Roberts, based on the play by Arthur Miller.

Willy Loman

  • That's just what I mean, Bernard can get the best marks in school, y'understand, but when he gets out in the business world, y'understand, you are going to be five times ahead of him. That's why I thank Almighty God you're both built like Adonises. Because the man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead. Be liked and you will never want. You take me for instance, I never have to wait in line to see a buyer. 'Willy Loman is here!' That's all they have to know, and I go right through.

Linda Loman

  • Attention must finally be paid to such a man. He's not to be allowed to fall into his grave like an old dog.


  • A salesman is somebody way up there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine...