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BUtterfield 8 (1960)

 -  Drama  -  4 November 1960 (USA)
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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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John O'Hara's 1935 novel is about the death of a call-girl and could not be filmed due to the Production Code. The novel was based on the death of Starr Faithfull, a 25-year-old woman whose body washed up onto the shore of Long Island in 1931 and became a sensation in the New York press due to her checkered sexual history. See more »

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When Gloria writes "No Sale" on the mirror with her lipstick, the "o" in "No" is not connected at the top, but when Liggett looks at the mirror when he returns to his apartment, the "o" in "No" is connected differently; it appears that the words were rewritten on the mirror. 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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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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