The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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[greeting Liggett and Gloria at her shady motel]
How are ya, Mr. L? Hey, I got a new joke for ya. Now, you might not understand all the words, but it seems there were these two old maids and
[Liggett hugs Gloria and says they're both *tired*]
Oh sure, Mr. L, I know what ya mean. At your age, a man's gotta get his rest, he's gotta get it regular!
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When I started watching this film, I didn't know what to expect. At first it seemed like a slick, empty showcase for Elizabeth Taylor's beauty. However, it gradually turned into an involving (and extremely good-looking) little drama. You may have heard that it is campy; that's not true, although there is an unnecessary little speech by Harvey at the end. It's slickly produced, well-paced, entertaining and has an excellent cast.
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