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Release Date: 1958

DVD Release Date: October 1st, 1997

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
After Brick Pollitt (Paul Newman) injures himself while drunkenly revisiting his high school sports-star days, he and his tempestuous wife, Maggie (Elizabeth Taylor), visit his family's Mississippi plantation for the 65th birthday of his hot-tempered father, Big Daddy (Burl Ives). Cantankerous even with declining health, Big Daddy demands to know why Brick and Maggie haven't yet given him a grandchild, unlike Brick's brother Gooper (Jack Carson) and his fecund wife, Mae (Madeleine Sherwood).

Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson, Judith Anderson, Madeleine Sherwood, Larry Gates, Vaughn Taylor

Director: Richard Brooks

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Love, Father, Brother, 1950s, Family, Melodramatic, Rivalry, Quest, Mother, Wife, Marriage


Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography (Color)
Nominated Foreign Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1958)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Actor
Nominated Foreign Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1958)
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1958)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress