Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Part of Paul Newman
Sunday, July 17, 2011, 4:00 p.m.

Dir. Richard Brooks. 1958, 108 mins.

With Elizabeth Taylor, Burl Ives. Earning an Oscar nomination for this powerhouse adaptation of Tennessee Williams’s seething southern melodrama, Paul Newman is the aptly named Brick, an alcoholic ex-football star who angrily resists the affection of his gorgeous and frustrated wife, Maggie. Meanwhile, the family waits for the patriarch Big Daddy (Burl Ives) to die so that they can claim his estate.

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