Original; single-sided; folded
Dimension: 13" x 30"
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Cast: Paul Newman, Burl
Ives, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Carson, Judith Anderson; Directed By:
Late one night, Brick Pollitt is putting up equipment on a track field. He
dreams about his time when he was a football player. Although drunk, he decides
to play with them and falls. He injures his ankle and is later put on crutches.
He along with his wife, Maggie "the Cat", are visiting with his family in
Mississippi, awaiting to celebrate Big Daddy's 65th birthday. Depressed, Brick
decides to spend his days inside drinking while resisting the affections of his
wife, who taunts him about the inheritance of Big Daddy's wealth. Big Daddy,
arriving from the hospital, is unaware that he is dying from cancer because his
family and doctors refuse to tell either him or Big Mama. Maggie begs Brick to
put care into getting his fatherís wealth, but Brick stubbornly refuses. When
Big Daddy is fed up with his alcoholic sonís behavior, he demands to know why he
is so stubborn. Brick angrily refuses to answer. Big Daddy forces the issue and
the revealing moment ensues when Maggie tells what happened the night Brick's
friend Skipper committed suicide. In the film, Maggie reveals she was jealous of
Skipper because he had more of Brick's time. She claimed she wanted to ruin
their relationship "by any means necessary." She intended to seduce Skipper and
put the lie to his relationship with her husband. She got scared and ran away
without going through with it. Brick blamed Maggie for Skipper's death. Later,
when Big Daddy learns that he will die from cancer before his birthday, he along
with Brick decides to give his inheritance to Maggie who "has life". Brick, with
his troubles behind him, recognizes the affections of Maggie and the film ends,
with the couple having a long kiss.