Suddenly, Last Summer

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Katharine Hepburn is an aristocratic Southern matriarch, Elizabeth Taylor her allegedly insane niece, and Montgomery Clift is the neurosurgeon caught in the middle, in one of Williams’s most gothic plays, adapted for the screen by Gore Vidal. The larger-than-life characters and cast are brilliantly managed by All About Eve director Joseph Mankiewicz.

“An outrageous, melodramatic shocker touching on madness, homosexual prostitution, incest, disease and cannibalism, replete with enough imagery to sustain an American Lit seminar for months.” – Time Out (London)

  • Country USA
  • Year 1959
  • Running Time 114 minutes
  • Distributor Columbia
  • Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz

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