The Question and Answer section for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The setting for the play is in the cotton plantations in the Mississippi Delta in the 1950's. It is very hot which provides the metaphor for the simmering character and racial conflicts near boiling point in the play.
Elizabeth Taylor played Maggie in the film.
Brick broke his ankle attempting to jump hurdles while he was drunk.