About

An alcoholic ex-football player drinks his days away, having failed to come to terms with his sexuality and his real feelings for his football buddy who died after an ambiguous accident. His wife is crucified by her desperation to make him desire her: but he resists the affections of his wife. His reunion with his father—who is dying of cancer—jogs a host of memories and revelations for both fathe...

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Directed by

Richard Brooks

Written by

Tennessee Williams (Writer)
Richard Brooks (Screenplay)
James Poe (Screenplay)

Runtime

108 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Just one pillow on her bed... and just one desire in her heart

Cast

Keywords

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Photos

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, Color

Oscar nomination for Best Director

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role Paul Newman

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium