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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Richard Brooks and produced by Lawrence Weingarten.

Academy Awards 1958 --- Ceremony Number 31 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorPaul NewmanNominated
Best ActressElizabeth TaylorNominated
Best CinematographyWilliam DanielsNominated
Best DirectorRichard BrooksNominated
Best PictureLawrence Weingarten, ProducerNominated
Best WritingRichard Brooks, James PoeNominated
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1001 Classic Movies: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

By Amanda Garrett on Oct 10, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), starring Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). October's selections... Read full article


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

By Beatrice on Aug 11, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Directed by Richard Brooks Written by Richard Brooks and James Poe from the play by Tennessee Williams 1958/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Avon Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Fantastic acting and writing makes up for watered-down drama. As the film begins Brick Pollit (P... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958)

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 19, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Along with A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) is one of the most popular Hollywood treatments of a Tennessee Williams play, although the author himself was not a fan of the changes that had to be made to get his story onto film. In spite of Williams' understandable frustra... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958)

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 19, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Along with A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) is one of the most popular Hollywood treatments of a Tennessee Williams play, although the author himself was not a fan of the changes that had to be made to get his story onto film. In spite of Williams' understandable frustra... Read full article


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 7, 2013 From 4 Star Films

Adapted from the Tennessee Williams play, the film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, and Burl Ives, with Jack Carson, and Judith Anderson. The film opens with Brick Pollick (Newman) injuring himself while he is drunk one night. The next day he is still constantly drinking and cold to his wife Mag... Read full article


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Quotes from

Mae Pollitt: Gooper?
[calling his name inquisitively]
Mae Pollitt: What have all the chil'ens been shot for?
Gooper Pollitt: Everything 'cept shootin' chickens, I guess.


Brick Pollitt: Careful Maggie, your claws are showing.


Gooper Pollitt: I don't give a damn whether Big Daddy likes me, or don't likes me. Or did or never did. Or will or will never.


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Facts about

Both Lana Turner and Grace Kelly were considered for the part of Maggie the Cat.
Elizabeth Taylor proceeded with filming even though her husband Michael Todd was killed in a plane crash on the same day the film began shooting.
Tennessee Williams wrote the role of Big Daddy with Burl Ives in mind. Prior to the original stage production, Ives was known primarily as a folk singer, and many within the theatre community question Williams' decision. Ives won rave reviews in the role on both stage and screen, and went on to a long and prestigious acting career.
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