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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (18-Sep-1958)

Director: Richard Brooks

Writers: Richard Brooks; James Poe

From a play: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

Producer: Lawrence Weingarten

Keywords: Drama, Inheritance

A dysfunctional family reunites on the family plantation for Big Daddy's 65th birthday celebration, which will be his last. His son Brick steeps himself in alcohol, visibly detesting his wife. The other son, Gooper, while having structured his life in anticipation of inheriting the plantation, is clearly not Big Daddy's favorite. Received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Actress, Best Cinematography, and Best Screenplay.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Judith Anderson
10-Feb-1897 3-Jan-1992 Rebecca
Jack Carson
27-Oct-1910 2-Jan-1963 Two Guys From Milwaukee
Burl Ives
14-Jun-1909 14-Apr-1995 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Paul Newman
26-Jan-1925 26-Sep-2008 Salad dressing magnate
Elizabeth Taylor
27-Feb-1932 23-Mar-2011 Cleopatra


Elizabeth Taylor   ...   Maggie Pollitt
Paul Newman   ...   Brick Pollitt
Burl Ives   ...   Harvey Pollitt ("Big Daddy")
Jack Carson   ...   Gooper Pollitt
Judith Anderson   ...   Ida Pollitt ("Big Momma")
Madeleine Sherwood   ...   Mae Flynn Pollitt
Larry Gates   ...   Dr. Baugh
Vaughn Taylor   ...   Deacon Davis


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