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Butterfield 8

  • Drama
  • 1960
  • Daniel Mann
  • 108 mins
  • X

Summary

Drama starring Elizabeth Taylor and Laurence Harvey. Gloria Wandrous, a model and call girl, is fed up with drifting from one illicit affair to another. All she wants to do is find Mr Right, and suddenly she thinks she's got him.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Elizabeth Taylor's Oscar-winning performance as an up-market whore with a heart is the chief, if not only, interest of this otherwise weak and dated drama. Based on a 1930s novel by John O'Hara, the film's attitude to sex was controversial on its release in 1960, but it is tepid stuff today. Eddie Fisher, Taylor's husband at the time, fails to convince as the call girl's long-time friend, while Laurence Harvey looks equally uncomfortable as the married man with whom she has a passionate affair.

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Credits

Cast

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Gloria WandrousElizabeth Taylor
Weston LiggettLaurence Harvey
Steve CarpenterEddie Fisher
Emily LiggettDina Merrill
Mrs WandrousMildred Dunnock
Mrs Fanny ThurberBetty Field
Bingham SmithJeffrey Lynn
HappyKay Medford
NormaSusan Oliver
Dr TredmanGeorge Voskovec
ClerkVirginia Downing
Mrs JescottCarmen Mathews

Crew

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DirectorDaniel Mann

Details

Theatrical distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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