Suddenly, Last Summer

Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 114 mins, USA, 1959, 35mm. Source: Park Circus. Courtesy: Park Circus.

Suddenly, Last Summer
Suddenly, Last Summer
Mania abounds in this lurid melodrama written for the screen by Gore Vidal and based on Tennessee Williams' controversial play. The taboo themes of homosexuality and cannibalism were hamstrung by the Hollywood Production Code but thankfully all of the theatrics were spared.

A grieving matron (Katharine Hepburn) manipulates a handsome psychiatrist (Montgomery Clift) to lobotomise her beautiful niece (Elizabeth Taylor), who threatens to unearth the scandalous details of her son's life. Pitting Taylor and Hepburn against one another earned each a Best Actress OscarĀ® nomination and provides the film with its most electric moments.

Imported 35mm print.


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