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Suddenly Last Summer, 1959

Suddenly Last Summer
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Written by: Gore Vidal
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  114 min
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The mood of Suddenly Last Summer is gloomy, disturbing, and clever. The plot centers around a character who has been wrongfully committed, mental illness, and a dysfunctional family. It is a drama, thriller, and mystery movie. Stylistically, Suddenly Last Summer is a melodrama and is talky. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The pacing is slow. Suddenly Last Summer takes place, at least partly, in a mental institution and in a hospital. The setting is Tennessee and New Orleans. It happens in the 1930s. Suddenly Last Summer is adapted from a play. The movie is known for being critically acclaimed.

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Suddenly Last Summer (1959)
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Gore Vidal's stark, powerful screen adaptation of Tennessee Williams's play explores the trauma of Catherine... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 22 December 1959
Runtime: 114 min

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Katharine Hepburn Katharine Hepburn As Mrs. Violet Venable
Elizabeth Taylor Elizabeth Taylor As Catherine Holly
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