Not Rated | | Drama
Brick Pollitt (Paul Newman), an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie (Dame Elizabeth Taylor). His reunion with his father, Big Daddy (Burl Ives), who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
When Paul Newman agreed to play the role of Brick Pollitt, he was under the impression this movie would simply adapt the original script into a screenplay. When the screenplay deviated wildly from the stage text over Tennessee Williams' objections, Newman expressed his disappointment.
I don't give a damn whether Big Daddy likes me, or don't likes me. Or did or never did. Or will or will never.
When Big Momma questions Maggie regarding Brick's drinking, the way the glass is held and the amount in it change position.