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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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The glamor girl who wakes up ashamed! 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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(Westrex Recording System)

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Before Elizabeth Taylor could start Cleopatra (1963) for a $1 million salary, she was legally bound to finish her MGM contract by doing this film, which she hated, for her standard $125,000 salary. See more »

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During the car chase scene at the end, Gloria is wearing tan leather gloves while driving, as visible in many facing shots. However, when they switch to the shot of her car's speedometer, the hand holding the steering wheel has no glove. 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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"You can't have everything in life. Be grateful for the few things you do get, no matter when they come from."

On the surface, Taylor was all sex and devil-may-care… Everything in her was struggling toward respectability… She never gave up trying…The film concerns her fashionable life which is part model, part call-girl—and all man-trap… Her performance is one of her best and was nominated for her third Academy Award…

Her remarkable scene is her confession to Eddie Fisher about how she got started in the life: she was seduced by a house guest when she was thirteen, and she liked it! She has always 'liked' it! Emotionally, she dominates the screen at this moment and her serious attitude simply fills it up…

Filmed in and around New York, "Butterfield 8" is an intimate portrait of a tormented woman daringly beautiful and sexy…


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