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BUtterfield 8 (1960)

A Manhattan call girl has a tragic affair with a rich married man.

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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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The glamor girl who wakes up ashamed! See more »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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In the penultimate shot, one of Emily's false eyelashes appears to be half detached. See more »

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Tom, the Bartender: Without her this place is dead. She's like catnip to every cat in town.
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La Liz's Best
5 April 2001 | by (Morristown, NJ) – See all my reviews

Elizabeth Taylor hated making this movie (forced on her by MGM to fulfill the last part of her contract with the studio dating back to her days as a child star), and she hates it still. But whereas a lesser performer would have channeled that hatred into not trying at all on screen, La Liz instead channeled her hatred of the project by playing her part of call-girl Gloria Wandrous to the hilt, and in the process richly earned her first Academy Award (it is a far better performance than Shirley MacLaine's in "The Apartment", her chief competition that year). The story is cheap soap opera that really makes one snicker today when you see how they had to dance around the Production Code restraints of the day like never before, but watching La Liz in action is spellbinding. No other part reveals how in her prime she was the total picture of stunning beauty *and* a talented, gifted actress to boot.


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