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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [Blu-ray] [1958]

  • SKU: 32011146
  • Release Date: 08/09/2016
  • Rating: NR
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Special Features


    • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Playing Cat and Mouse Featurette
    • Commentary by Biographer Donald Spoto, Author of The Kindness of Strangers: The Life of Tennessee Williams
    • Theatrical Trailer

    Synopsis


    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    This dynamic and commanding adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play focuses on a troubled Southern family and the discord over their dying father's millions. Wealthy plantation owner Big Daddy Pollitt (Burl Ives), celebrating his 65th birthday, is visited by his sons, Brick (Paul Newman) and Gooper (Jack Carson). He has cancer, but a doctor has deliberately and falsely declared it in remission. Seemingly perfect son Gooper and his wife, Mae (Madeleine Sherwood), have several children and are anxiously expecting to inherit Daddy's millions. By contrast, Big Daddy's "favorite," Brick, is a has-been football star who's taken to drinking his days away since the suicide of his "best friend" a year earlier. He resents his wife, Maggie (Elizabeth Taylor), because he believes that she had an affair with his deceased friend. As a result, he refuses to sleep with her, although she remains devoted to him. Since Brick and Maggie have failed to produce any grandchildren, Big Daddy is inclined to leave his estate to Gooper, but Maggie attempts to prevent that by telling him that she is pregnant. Big Daddy knows better, yet he recognizes that Maggie loves Brick so much that she would be willing to do anything for him. Although Brick is self-destructive and resentful, unable to come to terms with his losses, it takes Big Daddy's recognition of his own mortality to make Brick change his perspective. Brick's struggle with his sexual identity, and the nature of his relationship with his "friend," had to be toned down for mass consumption, although this intelligently written and acted film covers such topics as infertility, adultery, and alcoholism that were still considered taboo in the 1950s. Newman brings depth and feeling to the role as Brick, while Taylor succeeds brilliantly in portraying Maggie as a passionate and understanding woman despite her own real-life emotional turmoil over the death of her husband at the time, producer Mike Todd. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Paul Newman
      Paul Newman - Brick Pollitt
    • Elizabeth Taylor
      Elizabeth Taylor - Maggie Pollitt
    • Burl Ives
      Burl Ives - Big Daddy Pollitt
    • Jack Carson
      Jack Carson - Gooper Pollitt
    • Judith Anderson
      Judith Anderson - Big Mama Pollitt



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Flick

      Posted
      MovieHound
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      What can one say about this movie. It's a tour de force of characters. From start to finish, this movie will not disappoint. The DVD is excellent, although hopefully a Blu-ray release will happen in the future.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Great Classic!

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      TallMike22
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      This film is based on the stage play of the same name and it features great performances by Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Burl Ives. From start to finish, this movie really delivers on all counts.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Classic Movie

      Posted
      1446RF
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      I have been waiting for the arrival of this movie on bluray. Excellent picture quality with vibrant colors.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding

      Posted
      Rileyrocks
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      This movie was one of her best. She was such an amazing actress

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great transfer

      Posted
      Thumper99
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      Classic Tennessee William's. Great acting and a great transfer onto blu ray

      I would recommend this to a friend



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