Suddenly, Last Summer – Joseph L. Mankiewicz – 114’ (EUA) – 1959 – HOLLYWOOD STARS
If there is a luminous star in the 50’s, that is Elizabeth Taylor who started her career as a child actor. This feature launches her as an adult in a film based on a Tennessee Williams play. Later she also shines as “Cleopatra” (1963), also directed by Mankiewicz. and becomes a two-time Oscar winner with “Butterfield 8” in 1960 and for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?” in 1966. Taylor plays a woman who is evaluated by a psychiatrist (Montgomery Cliff) to be lobotomized by request of her aunt (Katharine Hepburn), following a death in the family.