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Encyclopedia > Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (film)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof DVD cover
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Directed by Richard Brooks
Produced by Lawrence Weingarten
Written by Tennessee Williams (play)
Starring Elizabeth Taylor
Paul Newman
Burl Ives
Music by
Cinematography William H. Daniels
Editing by
Distributed by MGM
Released September 18, 1958 (U.S. release)
Running time 108 min
Language English
Budget
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This is an article about the movie adaptation. For the original play, see Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a 1958 film directed by Ricard Brooks. It's based on the play of the same name. For the actor, see Richard Brooks (actor) Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912-March 11, 1992) was a Hollywood film writer, director, and (occasionally) producer. ... Thomas Lanier Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983), better known by the pen name Tennessee Williams, was a major American playwright and one of the prominent playwriters in the twentieth century. ... Elizabeth Taylor Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor DBE (b. ... Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke Paul Leonard Newman (born January 26, 1925) is an Oscar winning American actor and film director. ... Burl Ives, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1955 Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was a successful folk music singer, author and actor. ... William H. Daniels (December 1, 1901 - June 14, 1970) was a film cinematographer best known as Greta Garbos personal lensman. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... // Events February 16- In the Money is released on this date. ... Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a play by Tennessee Williams. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


A 1958 film based on the play stars Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson, Judith Anderson and Madeleine Sherwood. The movie was adapted by Richard Brooks and James Poe, and directed by Brooks. 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elizabeth Taylor Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor DBE (b. ... Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke Paul Leonard Newman (born January 26, 1925) is an Oscar winning American actor and film director. ... Burl Ives, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1955 Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was a successful folk music singer, author and actor. ... Jack Carson (October 27, 1910 – January 3, 1963 was a Canadian actor. ... Dame Judith Anderson, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1934 Dame Judith Anderson, DBE (February 10, 1897 – January 3, 1992) was an Australian stage and film actress. ... For the actor, see Richard Brooks (actor) Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912-March 11, 1992) was a Hollywood film writer, director, and (occasionally) producer. ...


It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role, (Paul Newman), Best Actress in a Leading Role, (Elizabeth Taylor), Best Cinematography, Color, Best Director, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium. Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Janet Gaynor getting the first Best Actress Oscar from Douglas Fairbanks Sr. ... The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is awarded each year to a cinematographer for his work in one particular motion picture. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ...


Tennessee Williams detested this bowdlerized adaptation and advised people not to see it. Bowing to the tenor of the times, the suggestion of Brick's homosexuality and the circumstances of Skipper's suicide were changed. Thomas Bowdler (July 11, 1754 – February 24, 1825), an English physician, has become (in)famous as the editor of a childrens edition of William Shakespeare, the Family Shakespeare, in which he endeavoured to remove every thing that could give just offence to the religious and virtuous mind. ... Since the first coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ...


Television

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was remade for television in 1976, starring Laurence Olivier, Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner and Maureen Stapleton. It was directed by Robert Moore. Another television version appeared in 1985, starring David Dukes, Penny Fuller, Tommy Lee Jones, Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley and Rip Torn. It was directed by Jack Hofsiss. 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Laurence Olivier, as photographed in 1939 by Carl Van Vechten The Right Honourable Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, KBE (May 22, 1907 – July 11, 1989) was an Oscar winning English actor and director, esteemed by many as the greatest actor of the 20th century. ... Natalie Wood Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko (July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981), better known as Natalie Wood, was an American film actress. ... Robert John Wagner (born 10 February 1930 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American actor. ... Lois Maureen Stapleton (born June 21, 1925 in Troy, New York to an Irish Catholic family) is a American theater and film actress. ... Robert Moore (August 7, 1927 - May 10, 1984) was an American stage, film and TV director, born in Detroit, Michigan. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about David Dukes, the character actor. ... Penny Fuller (born July 21, 1940) is an American actress. ... For the artist, please see Tommy Lee Tommy Lee Jones on the cover of the DVD for U.S. Marshals. ... Jessica Lange in Blue Sky (1994) Jessica Lange (born April 20, 1949) is an American actress; she was born Jessica Phyllis Lange in Cloquet, Minnesota). ... Kim Stanley photo taken by Carl Van Vechten, 1961 Kim Stanley (February 11, 1925 – August 20, 2001) was an American actress. ... Rip Torn in Men in Black. ... Jack Hofsiss is a a distinguished director of theatre, film and television. ...


External links


The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ...

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