Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

  • 1958
  • Not Rated
  • 108 min
  • USA
  • drama, romance

Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

Director: Richard Brooks

Writer: Richard Brooks, James Poe

Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Judith Anderson, Jack Carson

Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor are at the height of their glamor and performing prowess in this feverish adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play, with a subtext of sexual repression providing an electric undercurrent.

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  • Richard Brooks
    Richard Brooks
    Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912 - March 11, 1992) was an American screenwriter, director, novelist and occasional producer. His outstanding works as director are Blackboard Jungle (1955); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958); Elmer Gantry (1960) - for which he won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay); In Cold Blood (1967); and Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977). Brooks was one of the...

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Tagline: Just one pillow on her bed ... and just one desire in her heart!

Source: based on the play by Tennessee Williams

Certificate: Not Rated

Genres: drama, romance

Categories: alcoholic, husband wife relationship, patriarch, dysfunctional family, mississippi, unhappy marriage, love hate relationship, cancer, deep south, depression


Producer: Lawrence Weingarten

Editor: Ferris Webster

Director of photography: William H. Daniels

Original music composer: Charles Wolcott

Costume design: Helen Rose

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 108 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Sound Mix: Mono

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Color: Color (Metrocolor)