Cat On a Hot Tin Roof

  |  Book Tickets: 03/08/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 04/09/2000
  |  Watch Now: 04/04/1958
  |  103 min
Rated 12A by the BBFC


Classic Tennesse Williams drama following the events which transpire one long, hot Southern evening when the family of plantation patriarch Big Daddy (Burl Ives) gather to celebrate his birthday. Both of the big man's sons are there for the party, but only one of them - Gooper (Jack Carson) - is keen to inherit the family fortune; the other, Brick (Paul Newman), a former high school athlete who now drinks constantly and refuses to sleep with his wife Maggie (Elizabeth Taylor), couldn't care less. Nevertheless, Maggie would like to see some of the money, believing that it might offer some recompense for the coldness of her marriage, and Big Mama (Judith Anderson), the boys' mother, has always favoured Brick out of the two. As the night wears on, the temperature rises, skeletons emerge from closets, and the family tensions get closer and closer to breaking point.

Contains moderate emotional intensity
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