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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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She must hold many men in her arms to find the one man she could LOVE! 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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This film features the only dramatic role in Eddie Fisher's career, and the only film he made - in a major credited role - with wife Elizabeth Taylor. Just a year before, in Suddenly, Last Summer (1959), Fisher had briefly appeared, uncredited, in one scene with Liz. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Legget is Trap Shooting with his wife Emily, it is evident that she is unfamiliar with loading a shotgun. Emily can be seen loading another shotgun shell into the chamber of a Remmington shot gun with the brass forward, opposite the way a shotgun shell is loaded. In simple terms, backwards. See more »

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Gloria Wandrous: You act like a man who's expecting his wife back in town.
Weston Liggett: Look, Gloria, I have to spend at least tonight with her.
Gloria Wandrous: A good night's sleep will be the best thing for you.
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Referenced in The Good Life: Butterfield Ate (1971) See more »

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Pseudo-shocking doings in the bedroom
2 April 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Call girl Elizabeth Taylor (playing Gloria Wandrous-!!) pines for love in this glossy, empty claptrap from John O'Hara's flimsy novel. Lots of bitchy banter, a neon-lit love clinch, but no real characters and not much interest beyond the rather tacky glamor. The movie does begin well, with an elongated opening set-up featuring Liz leaving a married man's apartment, taking a mink and scrawling a missive on the mirror. But the film is so poky and lethargic, and Taylor looks so sleepy, that one waits in vain for the director to shake off the cobwebs. Even sleepier is Eddie Fisher, in a confusingly written role as Liz's...what? guy-pal? For those who stick with it, the ending has to be seen to be believed. Taylor surely didn't buy it, not even when she won the Best Actress Oscar (everyone knew it was because she had been so sick). *1/2 from ****


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