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"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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