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BUtterfield 8 (1960)

Not Rated | | Drama | 4 November 1960 (USA)
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A Manhattan call girl has a tragic affair with a rich married man.

Director:

Daniel Mann

Writers:

John O'Hara (novel), Charles Schnee (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Taylor ... Gloria Wandrous
Laurence Harvey ... Weston Amsbury Liggett
Eddie Fisher ... Steve Carpenter
Dina Merrill ... Emily Liggett
Mildred Dunnock ... Mrs. Wandrous
Betty Field ... Mrs. Francis Thurber
Jeffrey Lynn ... Bingham Smith
Kay Medford ... Happy
Susan Oliver ... Norma
George Voskovec ... Dr. Tredman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Mann Alex Mann ... Extra
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Storyline

Beautiful Gloria Wandrous, a New York fashion model engages in an illicit affair with married socialite Weston Liggett. However, Gloria's desire for respectability causes her to reconsider her lifestyle. Written by alfiehitchie

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...if a woman answers don't hang up!...because it might be Gloria, whose passions came wrapped in mink! See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Butterfield 8 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$16,462,599
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Production Co:

Afton-Linebrook See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Prior to the advent of digital technology, telephone exchanges were named instead of being numbered. Thus, Butterfield 8 (BU8 or 288) was the name of the exchange that provided service to ritzy precincts of Manhattan's Upper East Side See more »

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Weston pours liquor into his glass of orange juice and takes a drink. When he returns to the table the glass is much fuller. See more »

Quotes

Gloria Wandrous: I think I'll get cleaned up and do my nails.
Mrs. Fanny Thurber: Yes, sharpen them.
Gloria Wandrous: For you, Mrs. Thurber, I would.
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That mink coat!
20 September 2005 | by jotix100See all my reviews

John O'Hara's novel was way ahead of its time. Daniel Mann's "Butterfield 8" was a film that capitalized on the lurid aspects of the book, but actually was turned into a soap opera. By today's standards it looks kind of ridiculous, but of course, it was meant to reflect the period of the late fifties in which the action is set.

Elizabeth Taylor was at the height of her beauty when the movie was shot. She comes out as the gorgeous creature she was in this vehicle that won her the Oscar that she should have received for other films, notably "Suddenly, Last Summer".

The film will entertain whoever hasn't seen it before. It's obvious Ms. Taylor and her co-star, Lawrence Harvey, had no chemistry whatsoever, as it shows in the film. What was shocking then wouldn't raise an eyebrow now. In the supporting cast, Mildred Dunnock, Betty Field, Dina Merrill give good performances.

Watch this film as curiosity piece to see some of the New York of that era.


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