Cat on a Hot Tin RoofCat on a hot Tin Roof is a play by Tennessee Williams. It tells the story of a Southern woman who suffers in her husband's oppressive home and from her unfullfilling marriage.
A 1958 film based on the play stars Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson, Judith Anderson and Madeleine Sherwood. The movie was adapted by Richard Brooks and James Poe, and directed by Brooks.
It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role, (Paul Newman), Best Actress in a Leading Role, (Elizabeth Taylor), Best Cinematography, Color, Best Director, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.
Tennesee Williams detested this adaptation and advised people not to see it. Bowing to the tenor of the times, all references to Brick's homosexuality were removed.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was remade for television in 1976, starring Laurence Olivier, Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner and Maureen Stapleton. It was directed by Robert Moore. Another television version appeared in 1985, starring David Dukes, Penny Fuller, Tommy Lee Jones, Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley and Rip Torn. It was directed by Jack Hofsiss.