7.2/10
253
5 user 4 critic

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976)

The story of conflicts, power plays and secrets in a wealthy Mississippi family.

Director:

Robert Moore

Writer:

Tennessee Williams (by)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (TV Movie 1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An alcoholic and femme fatale face troubles before a family reunion.

Director: Jack Hofsiss
Stars: Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, Rip Torn
From Here to Eternity (TV Mini-Series 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love.

Stars: Natalie Wood, William Devane, Steve Railsback
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A tomboy turned movie star deals with the cruelty of Hollywood.

Director: Robert Mulligan
Stars: Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford
Bombers B-52 (1957)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Sgt. Chuck Brennan always disliked playboy and hotshot, Col. Jim Herlihy. Now Chuck has even more reason to, Jim is dating his daughter, Lois.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Marsha Hunt
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The minister of the town has died and his son Chad has no tears for him. Sarah, who now calls herself Salome, is pregnant with Chad's baby, but Chad has no future, no job and no money. ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Anderson, Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood, Susan Kohner
Penelope (1966)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Comedy about a flighty, bored, kleptomaniac wife of a banker who robs her husband's bank of sixty thousand dollars.

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: Natalie Wood, Ian Bannen, Dick Shawn
Cash McCall (1960)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Cash McCall is a young and slick business man who buys failing businesses and resells them. Grant Austen's Plastics is even more of a prize to Cash, for Cash is also making a bid for ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Pevney
Stars: James Garner, Natalie Wood, Nina Foch
The Affair (TV Movie 1973)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A crippled lady songwriter meets an older lawyer, who becomes her first love.

Director: Gilbert Cates
Stars: Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, Bruce Davison
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Privileged college student Andy Shaeffer is a mama's boy who flunks out of school and is drafted by the army where he becomes a real man, to the astonishment of everyone.

Director: David Butler
Stars: Tab Hunter, Natalie Wood, Jessie Royce Landis
The Memory of Eva Ryker (TV Movie 1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young woman has spent her life tormented by the death of her mother, who was on a cruise ship torpedoed during World War II. When her father hires an investigator to look into the ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Grauman
Stars: John Alderson, Jean-Pierre Aumont, William Beckley
The Cracker Factory (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Suicidal suburban housewife drifts in and out of asylums.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff
Stars: Natalie Wood, Perry King, Peter Haskell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Mari and Jeff Thompson start to doubt their own marriage when every couple they know separate.

Director: Gilbert Cates
Stars: George Segal, Natalie Wood, Richard Benjamin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Olivier ... Big Daddy
Maureen Stapleton ... Big Mama
Jack Hedley ... Gooper
Robert Wagner ... Brick
Mary Peach ... Mae
Natalie Wood ... Margaret
Heidi Rundt Heidi Rundt ... Dixie
Sean Saxon Sean Saxon ... Sonny
Mark B. Taylor Mark B. Taylor ... Buster (as Mark Taylor)
Elizabeth Caparros Elizabeth Caparros ... Trixie
Jennifer Hughes Jennifer Hughes ... Polly
Sam Mansary Sam Mansary ... Lacey
Gladys Taylor Gladys Taylor ... Daisy
Nadia Cattouse Nadia Cattouse ... Brightie (as Nadia Catouse)
George Harris ... Sookey
Edit

Storyline

Brick, the son of a rich southern plantation owner, is drinking himself to death over some hidden pain. His wife Maggie is desperate to regain his love. Brick's father, known as Big Daddy, has returned from a clinic where he has gone for serious health issues, but has been told he has a clean bill of health. Brick's brother and his scheming wife have hopes of inheriting the huge plantation. Eventually a long conversation between Brick and his father bring out all the lies that have been tearing the family apart. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La gata sobre el tejado de zinc See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The original play "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams opened at the Morosco Theater in New York City on March 24, 1955, ran for six hundred ninety-four performances and was nominated for the 1956 Tony Award for the Best Play. The play also won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1955. See more »

Connections

Version of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Jesus Loves Me
Written by Anna Bartlett Warner
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
2 Leads Were Way Too Old For This Endeavor
10 October 2000 | by Kelt SmithSee all my reviews

Most people know this storyline by now: Maggie the Cat desperately wants latent homosexual hubby Brick to impregnate her and thus insure her standing in the eyes of terminal Big Daddy Pollitt. Compared to the 1958 movie version with Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman, this 1976 TV movie is merely satisfactory. Both Wood & Wagner were clearly middle aged. At 46, Wagner's Brick looks more like a drunk who can't get out of a bathtub, than a young man who's college football days are but a few years behind him. As for his character's thoughts, intentions, it would appear that he wasn't able to get anything else accomplished except to convey that Brick is a drunkard. Wood is overly anxious throughout & overdoes her 'southern' accent to the inth degree. Unlike Burl Ives in the '58 version, Olivier's Big Daddy is just distant. Why would anyone even bother with him ? The only save in this mess is the always outstanding Maureen Stapleton as Big Mama, who parlays years of her husband's neglect and indifferent children into her character's crushed but still trying spirit.


16 of 39 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed