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.
After the sudden death of her husband, Dame Elizabeth Taylor developed a severe stutter when speaking normally. However, when she spoke on-screen in the southern accent of Maggie, it had, luckily, abated.
I'm ashamed, Big Daddy. That's why I'm a drunk. When I'm drunk, I can stand myself.
Harvey 'Big Daddy' Pollitt: But it's always there in the mornin', ain't it? The truth and it's here right now!
Harvey 'Big Daddy' Pollitt: You're just feeling sorry for yourself; that's all it is! Self-pity!
Harvey 'Big Daddy' Pollitt: You didn't kill ...
Despite the fact that merely stepping on his broken leg causes Brick to collapse, he is able to stand on both feet while he is smashing up the cellar.