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Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

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114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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.
Writers
Tennessee Williams (play "Suddenly, Last Summer") (screenplay) | Gore Vidal (screenplay)
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Editors
William Hornbeck | Thomas Stanford (as Thomas G. Stanford)
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Budget
$ 3,000,000
Gross (USA)
$ 13,897,500
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Release date
Jan 1960 (United States)

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25 cast members
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Elizabeth Taylor
Catherine Holly Catherine Holly   See fewer
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Katharine Hepburn
Mrs. Venable Mrs. Venable   See fewer
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Montgomery Clift
Dr. Cukrowicz Dr. Cukrowicz   See fewer
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Albert Dekker
Dr. Hockstader Dr. Hockstader   See fewer
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Mercedes McCambridge
Mrs. Holly Mrs. Holly   See fewer
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Gary Raymond
George Holly George Holly   See fewer
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Mavis Villiers
Miss Foxhill Miss Foxhill   See fewer
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Patricia Marmont
Nurse Benson Nurse Benson   See fewer
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Joan Young
Sister Felicity Sister Felicity   See fewer
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Sheila Robbins
Dr. Hockstader's Secretary Dr. Hockstader's Secretary   See fewer
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David Cameron
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Grace Denbeigh-Russell
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Sheila Raynor
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Beatrice Shaw
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Florence Stark
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Julián Ugarte
Sebastian Venable (uncredited) Sebastian Venable (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gore Vidal
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Rita Webb
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Sandra White
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7.6 / 10 | 12,090 votes