About

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.

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Directed by

Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Written by

Gore Vidal (Screenplay)
Tennessee Williams (Screenplay)

Runtime

114 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

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

Cast

Keywords

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Photos

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role