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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

1958 Rated NR 1hr 48m

Members of an avaricious Southern clan scramble to curry favor with dying, wealthy patriarch Harvey "Big Daddy" Pollitt (Burl Ives) in this Oscar-nominated adaptation of playwright Tennessee Williams's sizzling stage drama. Paul Newman stars as alcoholic ex-football star Brick Pollitt, whose self-pity and drunken malice jeopardize not only his inheritance, but also his marriage to the seductive Maggie (Elizabeth Taylor).

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Movie Details

1959 BAFTA®
1959 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
1959 Academy Award®
  • Best Writing Adapted Screenplay nominee
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Best Actor nominee: Paul Newman
  • Best Cinematography Color nominee
  • Best Actress nominee: Elizabeth Taylor
  • Best Director nominee: Richard Brooks
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1


Spanish (Neutral), English, French

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.