"I'm not living with you," Maggie snaps at Brick. "We occupy the same cage, that's all." The raw emotions and crackling dialogue of Tennessee Williams' 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning play rumble like a thunderstorm in this film version whose fiery performances and grown-up themes made it a box-office hit. Paul Newman earned his first Oscar nomination for his nuanced portrayal of troubled former sports hero Brick. Capturing her second, Elizabeth Taylor makes Maggie the Cat, digging her claws in and holding onto life not as it is, but as she hopes it someday will be, a vivid portrait of passionate loyalty. Also starring Burl Ives (reprising his Broadway triumph as mendacity-loathing Big Daddy), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a sizzler.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.