Not Rated | | Drama
Dame Elizabeth Taylor and her husband, Mike Todd, had planned for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) to be her final movie, as she intended to retire from the screen. Todd had made a verbal agreement about this with MGM, but after his death, MGM forced Taylor to make this movie in order to fulfill the terms of her studio contract. As a result, Taylor refused to speak to Director Daniel Mann for the entire production, and hated this movie.
He made me so damn mad. He left me money, he actually left me *money*!
Gloria Wandrous: Well what would you have done?
Steve Carpenter: I don't know. You see my work is designed so that people *will* leave me money.
In the penultimate shot, one of Emily's false eyelashes appears to be half detached.