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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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Mrs. Wandrous
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Storyline

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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This is Danny...who knew that no one man owned Gloria! See more »

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4 November 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Butterfield 8  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the scene where Legget is Trap Shooting with his wife Emily, he changes from a single shot, breech shotgun to a Remmington Semi Auto 1100, that is not a breech break shotgun as it was in the initial shot in the scene. See more »

Quotes

Tom, the Bartender: Without her this place is dead. She's like catnip to every cat in town.
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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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