Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Movie Review 1958

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Tennessee Williams' powerful play about greed and deception in a patriarchal Southern family. Big Daddy (Ives) is dying. Members of the family greedily attempt to capture his inheritance, tearing the family apart. Taylor is a sensual wonder as Maggie the Cat, though the more controversial elements of the play were toned down for the film version. Intense, believable performances from Ives and Newman.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 108 minutes.

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Birthdays, On the Rocks, Family Ties, American South, Torrid Love Scenes, Southern Belles, Plays to Film: Tennessee Williams, Top Grossing Films of 1958, Sex & Sexuality
Richard Brooks, James Poe
Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Carson, Judith Anderson
William H. Daniels
Richard Brooks
MGM, Lawrence Weingarten

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