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Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) was a Drama - Mystery Film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Sam Spiegel.

Academy Awards 1959 --- Ceremony Number 32 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressKatharine HepburnNominated
Best ActressElizabeth TaylorNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Oliver Messel, William Kellner; Set Decoration: Scot SlimonNominated
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Mrs. Venable: Doctor, you must cut that lie out of her brain.
Catherine Holly: How MUCH are you willing to pay for that, Aunt Vi?


Catherine Holly: She's here, Doctor. Miss Catherine's here.


Dr. Cukrowicz: May I sit here?
Mrs. Venable: Sebastian's seat.
Dr. Cukrowicz: Oh! Well...
Mrs. Venable: Oh, no no please, please. It's a court jester's chair, a rare one, five-hundred years old. Please, sit on it. Say something funny; make me stop wanting to cry.


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According to author Garson Kanin in his memoir "Tracy and Hepburn", Katharine Hepburn was reportedly so furious at the way Montgomery Clift was treated by Sam Spiegel and Joseph L. Mankiewicz during the filming that, after making sure that she would not be needed for retakes, she told both men off and actually spat at them (although it remains unclear just which one of the two she spat at, or if she spat at both.)
Because of years of alcoholism and prescription drug abuse, Montgomery Clift was considered uninsurable due to chronic ill health. Ordinarily that would have meant he would have been fired and replaced, but his good friend Elizabeth Taylor saved his job by insisting she would not do the film without him.
In the French-dubbed version, made in 1960, the name of Katharine Hepburn's character was inexplicably changed from "Violet Venable" to "Valérie Venable".
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