Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. ... See full summary »
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.
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Honest and hard-working Texas rancher Homer Bannon has a conflict with his unscrupulous, selfish, arrogant and egotistical son Hud, who sank into alcoholism after accidentally killing his brother in a car crash.
The family of "Big Daddy" Pollitt convenes at his and Big Momma's vast 28,000 acre East Mississippi plantation for his sixty-fifth birthday, although it may as well be for his funeral on the belief that he is dying. Despite his latest medical report being clean, in reality he truly does have terminal colon cancer, something the doctor only tells Big Daddy's two sons, Gooper Pollitt, a lawyer, and Brick Pollitt, who recently left his job as a sportscaster. Brooding Brick and his wife Maggie Pollitt, who have driven up from New Orleans for the occasion, are going through a long rough patch in their marriage. Brick wanted to split, but Maggie convinced him to stay married on the condition that she not pressure him for sex. In their troubles, Brick has turned to the bottle, leading to a drunken incident which has left Brick currently on crutches. Maggie believes Gooper and his wife Mae Pollitt are trying to orchestrate Brick out of Big Daddy's will. Brick and Maggie's saving grace is Big ...Written by
In the first scene of the film, when Brick is arranging the obstacles, his shadow is projected to the right side of the screen. After he approaches the car and drinks from the bottle, his shadow is projected to the left side. See more »
Before seeing this movie, I was questioning if Elizabeth Taylor could actually act. After seeing this movie, I was truly impressed by not only Liz Taylor, but the whole cast. I love how everything folded out and it was quite realistic. I loved the story, the acting, the MAGNIFICENT script and the depth of the characters. They are played to perfection. I'm not really a drama sort of a person - I prefer cheery movies - but I loved this movie because it completely held my attention. Now I know what all the fuss is about - I understand why this is a classic. This movie will always stick in my brain because I can really relate to it. Great drama, but leaves you feeling good and satisfied.
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