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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
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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The most desirable woman in town and the easiest to find. . .just call. . .BUtterfield 8 See more »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

David Janssen was supposed to play the part of Steve Carpenter but Elizabeth Taylor demanded that the studio cast her husband, Eddie Fisher, instead. See more »

Goofs

When Legget is trap shooting with his wife Emily, it is evident that she is unfamiliar with loading a shotgun. Emily can be seen loading another shotgun shell into the chamber of a Remmington shot gun with the brass forward, opposite the way a shotgun shell is loaded. In simple terms, backwards. See more »

Quotes

Gloria Wandrous: You act like a man who's expecting his wife back in town.
Weston Liggett: Look, Gloria, I have to spend at least tonight with her.
Gloria Wandrous: A good night's sleep will be the best thing for you.
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Glossy, High 50's-Early 60's Film, At Its Best!
13 November 1999 | by doncharoSee all my reviews

For any movie fan who loves Elizabeth Taylor, a slick, glossy movie with high 50's-early 60's production values, sharp writing, dramatic moments, and a superb supporting cast of wonderful characters, Butterfield 8 is the movie to watch. Ms. Taylor simply shines in and dominates this glamourous, but ultimately tragic drama. In spite of Ms. Taylor's negative feelings regarding this film, and even her own performance, she is marvelous because her acting makes her character a three dimentional, highly believeable, and ulimately tragical woman.

Simply stated, the movie is fun. The only real problem with this film is Eddie Fisher's wooden performance. David Janson, the original choice for the Fisher role, would have given a far better performance. In fact, he would have been as perfect for this role, as all of the other members of the fine cast of this truly entertaining movie.


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