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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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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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She must hold many men in her arms to find the one man she could LOVE! See more »

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Butterfield 8  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Elizabeth Taylor has stated many times over the years that BUtterfield 8 is not one of her favorite films and feels she won the Oscar because of her recent illness rather than her performance. See more »

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During the car chase scene at the end, there are cars driving behind Liggett, visible through the rear window from inside the car. When the shot changes to a view of both cars on the highway, there is no-one behind him. See more »

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Happy: [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*]
Happy: 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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Taylor and Harvey Make Fireworks
22 October 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

"Butterfield 8" is a good movie, but a better sexy movie. This is Elizabeth Taylor's sexiest part. Even though Ms. Taylor hated this movie, she deserved the Oscar. Laurence Harvey was perfect as her leading man. Mr. Harvey should have been nominated for his performance, too. Of all her leading men, Mr. Harvey complimented her the best. Too bad they never worked again!

The movie was well-cast. The surprising performance was by Eddie Fisher, who is not an actor. He did a good job.

My first complaint about "Butterfield 8" is the description of the plot summary calling Ms. Taylor's character (Gloria Wandrous) a call girl. In the movie, Gloria Wandrous was portrayed as a model who liked to party. The point of the movie was Gloria was insulted that Weston Liggett portrayed by Lawrence Harvey gave her money for their first night together. Throughout the movie, she kept complaining she never took money for sex. Well, I never heard of a call girl not getting paid. Perhaps in the book, Gloria was a call girl. It seems censorship confused the storyline.

My second complaint about the movie was it should have been filmed in black and white. This movie was a black and white story and many of the colors were in black and white. MGM did the same thing years earlier in the movie, "That Forsyte Woman". Very distracting and what a waste of money! Both movies would have been accepted better if they were in black and white.


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