Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 25 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
mendacity. One of the most well known quotes from the play, and consequently the movie.
Maggie the Cat. The title of the movie kind of gave this one away!
Brick. Interesting that! Considering he drinks all through the movie!
65th. The whole family was gathered for the occasion, although Brick didn't come downstairs for the actual party.
jumping hurdles. Of course, Brick was also drunk at the time.
|The word "mendacity" meaning "the tendency to be untruthful" was used several times in the movie. Who told a really big untruth at the very end of the movie that brought joy to some and rage from others? ||Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Maggie. Maggie lied about being pregnant. She told Big Daddy that was her birthday present to him. He and Big Mama were overjoyed, but Mae became enraged and said Maggie was lying. She said she could hear through the bedroom walls and knew that Maggie and Brick had not been together. She tried to make Maggie out as a liar because if Maggie was pregnant, Cooper had less chance of inheriting his father's fortune.
cashmere robe. Maggie had bought the robe and tried to get Brick interested in the gift, but he didn't want any part of it as he didn't want any part of his family or his father's celebration. When the family urged Big Daddy to open his gift, he told them to open it themselves because he wanted to talk to Brick.
|Big Daddy arrived home for his birthday celebration after a visit to the doctor and told the family he had no serious health problems except for some what?||Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
indigestion. Big Daddy and his wife had been told by the doctor that Big Daddy's health was fine, but the truth was that Big Daddy had cancer and didn't have long to live. Since Mae was determined that Cooper would inherit his father's fortune, she had to hide her disappointment when she found out Big Daddy wasn't dying. Brick was the first one to hear the truth from the doctor.
By jumping from a window in a tall building. Skipper and Brick had played football together, but age was catching up with them.
Skipper played a bad game, got drunk and called Brick wanting help. Brick didn't help because he thought there was something going on between Skipper and Maggie. This was the reason he was wouldn't have anything to do with Maggie.
|Trixie, one of Cooper and Mae's children, dipped her hands into a freezer of homemade ice cream and threw a handful at Maggie's legs. How did Maggie react?||Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
She scooped up some of the ice cream from her legs and rubbed it in the child's face.. As Maggie rubbed the ice cream in Trixie's face, Mae was screeching to her husband about why he had let the child do this. His response, as he looked up from reading a book, was that the child had washed her hands.
|At the beginning of the movie, Mae had her five children practicing what entertainment for Big Daddy's party?||Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
marching band number. Even though Mae had trained her children to sing and play instruments for Big Daddy's birthday, they were rather rude and irritated other family members throughout the movie. One even went so far as to tell Maggie she was jealous because she couldn't have children.
|Brick's wife, Maggie, or Maggie the Cat as she refers to herself, was played by which actress?||Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor, born in London, is the daughter of American parents who were both from Kansas and were residing in London at the time of her birth. She starred in her first motion picture at the age of nine, and has won three Academy Awards during her film career. During the filming of "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof," her third husband Michael Todd was killed in a plane accident.
|This movie was centered around a wealthy southern family gathering to celebrate the 65th birthday of the family patriarch "Big Daddy" Pollitt. What actor played the part of Big Daddy?||Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Burl Ives. Burl Ives, a big man with a gentle voice, was known for his rendition of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." He attended Eastern Illinois State Teachers' College from 1927-29, but decided he was wasting his time and dropped out. The school, now Eastern Illinois University, named a building after him sixty years later.
Ives also starred in "East of Eden" and "Desire Under the Elms."
|Paul Newman played Brick Pollitt, the younger son of Big Daddy Pollitt. In the first scene of the movie what accident did Brick have? ||Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
He broke his leg. Brick had been drinking and had gone to the football stadium where he had played during high school. In his mind he relived his past glories as a high school football star and attempted to jump a hurdle. He fell and broke his leg.