Wednesday, August 31, 2011

OLDIE GOLDIES: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958)

This week's pick for "Oldie Goldies" is "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof", based on a Tennessee Williams play. The film features sensational performances all around and a great script. As a result, the film was nominated for 6 Oscars - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Actress.

Classic Quote
"There ain't nothin' more powerful than the odor of mendacity!"

Classic Scene
"Like a Cat On A Hot Tin Roof"

Classic Characters
Maggie Pollitt (Elizabeth Taylor)

Brick Pollitt (Paul Newman)

Did you know?
Lana Turner and Grace Kelly were both considered for the part of Maggie before the role went to Taylor.