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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • UR
  • 1h 48m
  • 1958
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Academy Award winners Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman star in the classic screen adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. As the family of a wealthy Southern patriarch (Burl Ives--The Big Country) informs his children that he is dying of cancer, lies and secrets surface that threaten to rip the family apart. The doctors say the growing cancer is in remission. One self-seeking son claims to love his father. And favorite son, Brick (Newman--Road to Perdition), drinks, won't have sex with the beautiful wife (Taylor--Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) who adores him...and refuses to honestly confront the reason why.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Classics-loving teens will appreciate family melodrama.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the characters in this movie lie to each other and keep secrets from each other. One of the characters is an alcoholic.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:September 20, 1958
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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