Elizabeth Taylor has never been sexier than as Tennessee Williams's hot-blooded Maggie "The Cat" Pollitt, prowling around her boudoir in a slinky white slip. That's how you know her alcoholic, ex-football-player husband, Brick (Paul Newman), must have more than just his leg in a cast. It's the 65th birthday of wealthy (but dying) southern patriarch Big Daddy (Burl Ives), and his sons Gooper (Jack Carter) and Brick have come to suck up to him for $10 million in inheritance money. Gooper is a family man and father to a brood of "no-neck monsters"; youngest boy Brick is papa's favorite (as if you couldn't tell from the fellow's names), but hasn't sired progeny. Maggie is definitely in heat, but Brick refuses to sleep with her because he suspects her her of being unfaithful with his best friend, who recent committed suicide. Although toned down for the movies, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is vintage Tennessee Williams. The film was directed by Richard Brooks (In Cold Blood, Blackboard Jungle, Elmer Gantry). --Jim Emerson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great Liz Taylor movie.
Wonderful story of back biting family
unrequited love in a time it wasn't accepted
This particular version of Tennessee William's production in dvd format took some time to find & when I spied it I immediately purchased it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Eddie Nguyen
We enjoyed the movie. It was everything we expected and great to watch on a big screen. We will probably watch it again some wintery evening.Published on Sept. 12 2013 by Rosita MacDonald
I had this movie on VHS and I am trying to replace all my VHS movies with DVD versions. It was quite cheap to purchase and arrived soon after I ordered it. Read morePublished on Nov. 6 2012 by Simba
Acting doesn't come any better than this. Newman and Taylor have such chemistry its unbelievable, and although the movie may drag in certain parts, overall it is a great character... Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2004 by D.W. Griffith
"Cat on a hot tin roof" is a play that was filmed in an effort to customize it to the silver screen. Read morePublished on Aug. 15 2003 by Eran Cohen