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Suddenly, Last Summer 

The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
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The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.

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6 January 1993 (USA)  »

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Shot in 11 days. See more »

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Doctor Cukrowicz: [lighting a table lighter, which flames high] Lord! What a torch!
Violet Venable: So shines a good deed in a naughty world, Dr. Sugar.
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Version of Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) See more »

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A good southern dramatic performance by Rob Lowe
13 May 2002 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on PBS several years ago by accident because I saw that Rob Lowe was in it. A good theatrical southern drama that takes place in the 30's I think. I would like to see it again as I think I might appreciate it more. Rob Lowe enters a family's lion's den as Dr. Sugar hoping to obtain funding for his project. He plays a southern doctor during the 30's very well, accent and all..Dr. Sugar does this delicate balancing act while the rest of the family members are being melodramatic in the old southern aristocracy way. He ends up hypnotizing Miss Foxhill and starts falling in love with her.

I'm surprised this movie has not been on television more. It does bring out a different acting style to what we are used to seeing Rob Lowe do. If you get a chance to rent it, it is worth seeing just for the classical southern dramatics.


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