Elizabeth Taylor as Maggie Pollitt
Paul Newman as Brick Pollitt
Burl Ives as Big Daddy Pollitt
Directed by Richard Brooks
Produced by Lawrence Weingarten
Screenplay by Richard Brooks and James Poe
Running Time: 107 min.
There are many classic movies that I haven’t seen but have picked up the gist of through cultural osmosis. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is not one of those movie. I’ve heard of it, of course, and I know it’s based on a play by Tennessee Williams, who also wrote A Streetcar Named Desire (my knowledge of which comes entirely from The Simpsons), something called The Glass Menagerie, and that one play about the pedophile who gets cannibalized by his victims. So I had high hopes for this one.
The DVD case was not particularly illuminating. “This is Maggie the cat…” it said, presumably referring to the négligée-clad woman…
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