A year ago, in your wildest dreams, would you have walked past that door without coming in here to take up this situation with me? Susie, I want to help you - You're all I've got in this whole wide world. That's no way for a card-holding Party member to act. In a second act of revenge and hate, Hunsecker had Sidney unobtrusively plant marijuana (in a pack of Cambridge cigarettes) in Steve's overcoat that hung on a coat-rack near the club's entrance. After hearing that both venal men were responsible for Steve's hospitalization and confirming that her brother was behind the whole plan to separate her from Steve, Susie packed a small suitcase and prepared to leave - to go to Steve - the one thing that J. Its provocative screenplay by Richard Brooks and James Poe was adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams. He rejected his own manhood and alienated himself from her in their marriage.
Distraught by the latest news, Susan blamed Sidney and J. as being responsible for the assault and false arrest of her boyfriend. Because of strict censorship Production Codes in the late 1950s at the height of Hollywood's concern about film content, it was completely bowdlerized. In the film's denouement, to help win Big Daddy's favor and inheritance for Brick (and because of her genuine concern for Big Daddy and Brick), Maggie shocked the assembled gathering around the dying Big Daddy by announcing her surprise birthday present for him.
The action occurred on the occasion of the 65th birthday of 'Big Daddy' Pollitt (Burl Ives reprising his stage role) - the patriarchal plantation head (who was secretly suffering from terminal cancer), when the greater Pollitt family gathered and inevitably quarrelled - greedily - over the granting of the expected inheritance. Brick commanded her to join him in the bedroom, and she thanked him: "Thank you for keepin' still, for backin' me up in my lie." Brick told her that they would make the lie come true: Platinum blonde sex starlet Mamie Van Doren was one of the leading sex symbols of the day, known as one of the three M's (the others were Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield).
In the late 1950s, 28 states still prohibited inter-racial marriage.
The picture was banned in Memphis, Tennessee, and the KKK protested against its showing in Jacksonville, Florida.
It was set in a New England town and was considered extremely scandalous at its time -- with its interwoven stories of adultery, incestuous rape, repression, illegitimacy and abortion (or miscarriage), frigidity, suicide, skinny-dipping, mother-daughter conflict, and murder. What is, uh, the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof? Now, the story had been modified to suggest that Skipper had seduced Maggie.] After Maggie suggested that she cheated on Brick with his now-deceased best friend, Brick had since refused to sleep with her.
Lana Turner starred as neurotic, prudish, over-protective single mom Constance Mac Kenzie to sexually-curious teenaged daughter Allison Mac Kenzie (Diane Varsi). Infuriated by reminders of the truth [a homosexual relationship or "friendship" was heavily disguised in the film], Brick wished for her to not bring up the forbidden subject.
Ohio with Justice Potter Stewart's famous and much-quoted definition of obscenity: "I know it when I see it...") - delaying the film's US release.