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Status: Released

Runtime: 114

Budget: $3,000,000

Revenue: $0

Language: en

Webpage: -

Release Info

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  • 1960-01-26

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Alternative Titles

  • De repente, el último verano
  • Improvvisamente l'estate scorsa
Content Score: 100

5.6/10 (4 votes)


In this adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play, young socialite Catherine Holly (Elizabeth Taylor) is traumatized and committed after witnessing her cousin's violent death on a trip to Europe. Her aunt, Violet Venable (Katharine Hepburn), wants to hide the events of her son's death and attempts to bribe young surgeon Dr. John Cukrowicz (Montgomery Clift) to perform a lobotomy on Catherine. But John vows to find out the truth about Catherine's state before taking any action.


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


Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Writers: ,

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Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor
as Catherine Holly

Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn
as Mrs. Violet Venable

Montgomery Clift

Montgomery Clift
as Dr. Cukrowicz

Albert Dekker

Albert Dekker
as Dr. Lawrence J. Hocks…

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A review by John Chard

Talk is never cheap when sourced from Tennessee Williams.

Millionairess, Violet Venable is obsessed with her now dead son, Sebastian. Sebastian met his untimely end whilst on vacation with his cousin Catharine, an end that has sent Catharine almost to the edge of insanity. Violet, very concerned about Catharine and her hurtful ramblings, enlists brain surgeon Dr. Cukrowicz to see if he will perform a lobotomy on the poor girl, but as Cukrowicz digs deeper, motives and facts come crashing together to reveal something far more worrying.

As one expects from a Tennessee Williams adaptation, t... read the rest.