Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a 1958 American drama film directed by Richard Brooks. It is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams adapted by Richard Brooks and James Poe. One of the top-ten box office hits of 1958, the film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Burl Ives.
Mae Pollitt: Gooper? (calling his name inquisitively) Mae Pollitt: What have all the chil'ens been shot for? Gooper Pollitt: Everything 'cept shootin' chickens, I guess.