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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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Original title
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Year
Running time
108 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Richard Brooks, James Poe (Play: Tennessee Williams)
Music
Charles Wolcott
Cinematography
William Daniels
Cast
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Producer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Genre
Drama | Melodrama. Family Relationships. Southern Gothic
Movie Groups
Tennessee Williams Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
Based on the play by Tennessee Williams: A party is planned for the 65th birthday of family patriarch 'Big Daddy', but not everyone is in a festive mood. Big Daddy's son Brick, a one-time star athlete, has a drinking problem and has become cold towards his wife Maggie, though she still desperately loves him. Brick's older brother Gooper and his wife hope to gain control over Big Daddy's estate. Big Daddy himself is just coming home from a clinic where he has been tested for cancer. When his doctor tells the family the results of the tests, the family's accumulated lies, frustrations, and secrets quickly begin to come out.
Awards
1958: 6 Nominations for Oscar, including, Movie, Director, Actor (Newman), Actress (Taylor)
1958: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Film - Drama and Director
1958: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Film, Actor (Newman) and Actress (Taylor)
1958: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
1958: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
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