- Status: Completed
- Score: 8/10
- Director: Richard Brooks
- Country: English
- Year: 1958
- Duration: 108 min
- Genres: Drama,
- Production: Avon Productions (II)
Brick Pollitt (Paul Newman), an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie (Dame Elizabeth Taylor). His reunion with his father, Big Daddy (Burl Ives), who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
The family of “Big Daddy” Pollitt (Burl Ives) convenes at his and Big Momma’s (Dame Judith Anderson’s). Among the attendees is alcoholic son, Brick (Paul Newman); an ex-football player, who spends his time drinking and avoiding the ministries of his libidinous wife, Maggie (Dame Elizabeth Taylor) – “the cat”. As this gathering isn’t so much as a gathering but a farewell (Big Daddy is terminally ill) a lot of memories and revelations which had been hidden come to the surface of both father and son.
Elizabeth Taylor, Burl Ives, Judith Anderson, Larry Gates, Paul Newman, Jack Carson, Madeleine Sherwood, Vaughn Taylor,