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Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

114 min - Thriller, Drama, Mystery - 22 December 1959
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The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.

Stars:  Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, Albert Dekker, Mercedes McCambridge, Gary Raymond, Mavis Villiers, Patricia Marmont, Joan Young, Maria Britneva, Sheila Robbins, David Cameron, Gore Vidal, Eddie Fisher

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Storyline

The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.



Tagline: Suddenly, last summer, Cathy knew she was being used for something evil!

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Language:  English
Release Date:  22 December 1959

Box Office

Budget:  $3,000,000

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 54 min

Academy Award Nominations

ACTRESS — Katharine Hepburn {“Mrs. Venable”}
ACTRESS — Elizabeth Taylor {“Catherine Holly”}
ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) — Art Direction: Oliver Messel, William Kellner; Set Decoration: Scot Slimon


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