Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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The family of "Big Daddy" Pollitt (Burl Ives) convenes at his and Big Momma's (Dame Judith Anderson's). Among the attendees is alcoholic son, Brick (Paul Newman); an ex-football player, who spends his time drinking and avoiding the ministries of his libidinous wife, Maggie (Dame Elizabeth Taylor) - "the cat". As this gathering isn't so much as a gathering but a farewell (Big Daddy is terminally ill) a lot of memories and revelations which had been hidden come to the surface of both father and son.

Director: Richard Brooks
Writer: Richard Brooks (screenplay), James Poe (screenplay), Tennessee Williams (play)
Production: N/A
Genre: drama
Year: 1958
MetaScore: 84/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 29 Aug 1958
Awards: Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations.

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Maggie Pollitt - Elizabeth Taylor
Brick Pollitt - Paul Newman
Big Daddy Pollitt - Burl Ives
Gooper Pollitt - Jack Carson
Big Momma Pollitt - Judith Anderson
Mae Pollitt - Madeleine Sherwood
Dr. Baugh - Larry Gates
Deacon Davis - Vaughn Taylor
Sookey - Zelda Cleaver
Buster Pollitt - Hugh Corcoran
Dixie Pollitt - Patty Ann Gerrity
Pollitt Groom - Bobby Johnson
Party Guest - Walter Merrill
Trixie Pollitt - Deborah Miller
Sonny Pollitt - Robert 'Rusty' Stevens
Party Guest - Jeane Wood