Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Silver Screen 2019: Animalia
Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives
Dripping with Southern atmosphere every sultry moment of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize Play is brought to the screen in a classic drama following the events of one long, hot evening when a Mississippi plantation family gather to celebrate the birthday of patriarch, Big Daddy (Ives). Bringing under one roof his two sons, Gooper (Jack Carson) a lawyer and Brick (Newman) a brooding alcoholic young man, and his childless wife Maggie (Taylor), the temperature rises, skeletons emerge from closets, and as the night wears on, family tensions get closer and closer to breaking point.