MARGARET: Brick, they're going to tell Big Mama the truth now, an' she needs you!
[To Mae] This is going to be painful.
DR. BAUGH: [To Mae] This is going to be painful.
MAE: Painful things can't always be avoided.
That's what I've noticed about 'em, Sister Woman.
MAE: Doc Baugh, d' you think those vitamin B12 injections are all they're cracked up t' be?
Well, I guess they're as good t' be stuck with as anything else.
MARGARET: Forever, if necessary.
BIG MAMA: Brick!
GOOPER: that boy's gone t' pieces - he's just gone t' pieces.
Y' know, in my day they used to have somethin' they called the Keeley Cure for drinkers.
DR. BAUGH: Y' know, in my day they used to have somethin' they called the Keeley Cure for drinkers.
BIG MAMA: Shoot!
But nowadays, I understand they take some kind of tablets that kill their taste for the stuff.
GOOPER: Big Mama wants to know the complete truth about th' report we got today from the Ochsner Clinic!
BIG MAMA: Is there somethin' - somethin' that I don't know?
Yes - well....
MARGARET: Brick! Brick!
BIG MAMA: What is it, what is it?
I never have seen a more thorough examination than Big Daddy Pollitt was given in all my experience at the Ochsner Clinic.
GOOPER: It's one of th' best in th' country.
MAE: It's THE best in th' country - bar none!
Of course they were ninety-nine and nine-tenths precent certain before they even started.
BRICK: "By the light, by the light of the silvery moon!"
GOOPER: Shut up, Brick!
But now, you see, Big Mama, they cut a piece off this growth, a specimen of the tissue, an' -
DR. BAUGH: But now, you see, Big Mama, they cut a piece off this growth, a specimen of the tissue, an' -
BIG MAMA: Growth? You told Big Daddy -
Now, wait -
BIG MAMA: - little spastic condition of -
REV TOOKER: Shh! Shh! Shh!
Yes, that's what we told Big Daddy. But we had this bit of tissue run through the laboratory an' I'm sorry t' say the test was positive on it. It's malignant.
GOOPER: You had to know, Big Mama.
BIG MAMA: Why didn't they cut it out of him? Hunh? Hunh?
Involved too much, Big Mama, too many organs affected.
GOOPER: - a surgical risk.
REV TOOKER: Tch tch tch.
Yes, it's gone past the knife.
REV TOOKER: I think I'd better slip away at this point. Good night, good night, everybody, and God bless you all - on this place.
Well, Big Mama -
DR. BAUGH: Well, Big Mama -
BIG MAMA: It's all a mistake, I know it's just a bad dream.
We're gonna keep Big Daddy as comfortable as we can.
GOOPER: In my opinion Big Daddy is havin' some pain but won't admit that he has it.
BIG MAMA: Just a dream, a bad dream.
That's what lots of 'em do, they think if they don't admit they're havin' the pain they can sort of escape th'fact of it.
GOOPER: Shut up, Mae! - Big Mama, I really do think Big Daddy should be started on morphine.
BIG MAMA: Nobody's goin' t' give Big Daddy morphine!
Now, Big Mama, when that pain strikes it's goin' to strike mighty hard an' Big Daddy's goin' t' need the needle to bear it.
BIG MAMA: I tell you, nobody's goin' to give him morphine!
MAE: Big Mama, you don't want to see Big Daddy suffer, y' know y'-
Well, I'm leavin' this stuff here so if there's a sudden attack you won't have to send out for it.
MARGARET: Somehow I don't think Big Daddy would want Mae t' give him a hypo.
MAE: You think he'd want you to do it?
DR. BAUGH: Well -
GOOPER: Well, Dr. Baugh is goin' -
Yes, I got to be goin'. Well, keep your chin up, Big Mama.