• Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

Suddenly, Last Summer

Release Date: 1959

DVD Release Date: August 15th, 2000

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

In this adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play, young socialite Catherine Holly (Elizabeth Taylor) is traumatized and committed after witnessing her cousin's violent death on a trip to Europe. Her aunt, Violet Venable (Katharine Hepburn), wants to hide the events of her son's death and attempts to bribe young surgeon Dr. John Cukrowicz (Montgomery Clift) to perform a lobotomy on Catherine. But John vows to find out the truth about Catherine's state before taking any action.

Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Katharine Hepburn, Albert Dekker, Mercedes McCambridge, Gene Raymond, Mavis Villiers, Patricia Marmont

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Horizon Films, Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: House, Death, Dark, 1930s, Mystery, Brooding, Melodramatic, Forbidden love

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Awards

Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)