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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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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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4 November 1960 (USA)  »

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Butterfield 8  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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As the film opens Gloria is in bed and the phone is off the hook. She never hangs it up, yet is able to use the extension in another room. Phones don't work if any receiver is off the hook. See more »

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Gloria Wandrous: Command performances leave me quite cold. I've had more fun in the back seat of a '39 Ford than I could ever have in the vault of the Chase Manhattan Bank.
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That mink coat!
20 September 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

John O'Hara's novel was way ahead of its time. Daniel Mann's "Butterfield 8" was a film that capitalized on the lurid aspects of the book, but actually was turned into a soap opera. By today's standards it looks kind of ridiculous, but of course, it was meant to reflect the period of the late fifties in which the action is set.

Elizabeth Taylor was at the height of her beauty when the movie was shot. She comes out as the gorgeous creature she was in this vehicle that won her the Oscar that she should have received for other films, notably "Suddenly, Last Summer".

The film will entertain whoever hasn't seen it before. It's obvious Ms. Taylor and her co-star, Lawrence Harvey, had no chemistry whatsoever, as it shows in the film. What was shocking then wouldn't raise an eyebrow now. In the supporting cast, Mildred Dunnock, Betty Field, Dina Merrill give good performances.

Watch this film as curiosity piece to see some of the New York of that era.


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