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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.

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Daniel Mann

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John O'Hara (novel), Charles Schnee (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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
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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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The glamor girl who wakes up ashamed! See more »

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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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Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)
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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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The second and last credited feature film role of Eddie Fisher. See more »

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When Gloria dials Norma's number then hand the phone to Steve, she only dials six digits. Now your city had seven-digit phone numbers a long time before the time of this film. Earlier at Liggett's place she correctly dials seven digits. See more »

Quotes

Gloria Wandrous: He made me so damn mad. He left me money, he actually left me *money*!
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Gloria Wandrous: Well what would you have done?
Steve Carpenter: I don't know. You see my work is designed so that people *will* leave me money.
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Lordy! In every sense of the word...
31 May 2000 | by stills-6See all my reviews

Taylor is tasty in this role, but is it the way she smokes or the way she smokes? Much of this movie is cheap psychobabble, but Taylor smolders with a raw sensuality that you would never guess she had in her. You knew she was strong, beautiful, and flawed, but you never knew she could be all three and still be able to act with that much cleavage.

The unfortunate thing about this movie is that there are other people in it. It's Taylor's movie, but somehow it gets mangled and it ends up being Laurence Harvey's story. Who the Hell let the last twenty minutes of this movie get through the production line? What a complete letdown. And Bronislau Kaper's absolutely horrible musical score doesn't help matters. If there was ever a movie that didn't need this kind of filler music, this is it.


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