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Suddenly, last summer [videorecording] / Columbia ; Sam Spiegel presents ; screenplay by Gore Vidal and Tennessee Williams ; a Horizon Pictures (G.B.) Limited production in association with Academy Pictures and Camp Films ; produced by Sam Speigel ; directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

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  • 12 of 13 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rowayton Library.
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Rowayton Library DVD SUD (Text to phone) 33625112534065 Adult Fiction DVD Available -

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General Note:
Widescreen format (aspect ratio 1.85:1) on side A, full screen format on side B.
"Adapted from the play Suddenly last summer by Tennessee Williams."
Originally released as a motion picture in 1959.
Special features include: Production notes ; interactive menus ; video photo montage ; vintage advertising ; talent files ; theatrical trailer ; bonus trailers ; scene selections.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Production designer, Oliver Messel ; music composed by Buxton Orr & Malcolm Arnold, conducted by Buxton Orr ; director of photography, Jack Hildyard ; editor, Thomas G. Stanford.
Participant or Performer Note:
Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Katharine Hepburn, Albert Dekker, Merceded McCambridge, Gary Raymond, Mavis Villiers, Joan Young, Patricia Marmont, Maria Britneva, David Cameron.
Summary, etc.:
Beautiful Catherine Holly is committed to a mental institution after witnessing the horrible death of her cousin at the hands of cannibals. Her rich aunt tries to influence a young neurosurgeon to surgically end Catherine's haunting hallucinations. By utilizing injections of truth serum, the neurosurgeon discovers that Catherine's delusions are in fact true and must confront the rich aunt about her own involvement in her son's violent death.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated by MPAA.
System Details Note:
DVD ; Dolby digital.
Language Note:
English (mono), Spanish, or Portuguese language soundtrack, with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean & Thai ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Subject: Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983 > Film and video adaptations.
Women > Mental health > Drama.
Post-traumatic stress disorder > Drama.
Mothers and sons > Drama.
Murder victims' families > Drama.
Cannibalism > Drama.
Narcoanalysis > Drama.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
New Orleans (La.) > Drama.

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