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BUtterfield 8 (1960)

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The romantic life of a fashionable Manhattan beauty who's part model, part call-girl, and all man-trap.

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Steve Carpenter
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Emily Liggett
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Mrs. Wandrous
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Norma
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Dr. Tredman
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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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This is Liggett...who called Gloria whenever his wife was away! See more »

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4 November 1960 (USA)  »

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Butterfield 8  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Elizabeth Taylor had stated many times over the years that BUtterfield 8 was not one of her favorite films and that she felt she won the Oscar because of her recent illness rather than for the quality of her performance. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Legget is Trap Shooting with his wife Emily, he changes from a single shot, breech shotgun to a Remmington Semi Auto 1100, that is not a breech break shotgun as it was in the initial shot in the scene. See more »

Quotes

Gloria Wandrous: Terrible, isn't it, Steve? I say "yes" too much when I shouldn't and you say "no" too much when you shouldn't.
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Lordy! In every sense of the word...
31 May 2000 | by (california) – See 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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