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The V.I.P.s -- Inclement weather forces a group of wealthy passengers to spend the night in the V.I.P. lounge of the London airport, where they get acquainted and confront their various problems.
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Director:
Writer:
Terence Rattigan (written by)
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Release Date:
19 September 1963 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Modern Love Story
Plot:
Fog delays a group of travelers headed for New York. They wait at the V.I.P. lounge of London Airport, each at a moment of crisis in his or her life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Look for Maggie Smith and Rod Taylor See more (50 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elizabeth Taylor ... Frances Andros

Richard Burton ... Paul Andros

Louis Jourdan ... Marc Champselle

Elsa Martinelli ... Gloria Gritti

Margaret Rutherford ... The Duchess of Brighton

Maggie Smith ... Miss Mead

Rod Taylor ... Les Mangrum

Orson Welles ... Max Buda

Linda Christian ... Miriam Marshall

Dennis Price ... Cmdr. Millbank
Richard Wattis ... Sanders

Ronald Fraser ... Joslin

David Frost ... Reporter
Robert Coote ... John Coburn
Joan Benham ... Miss Potter

Michael Hordern ... Airport Director
Lance Percival ... B.O.A.C. Officer
Martin Miller ... Dr. Schwatzbacher

Peter Sallis ... Doctor
Stringer Davis ... Hotel Waiter

Clifton Jones ... Jamaican Passenger

Moyra Fraser ... Air Hostess
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terence Alexander ... Captain (uncredited)

Ray Austin ... Rolls Chauffeur (uncredited)
Reginald Beckwith ... Head Waiter (uncredited)
Virginia Bedard ... Knebworth House visitor (uncredited)
John Blythe ... Barman (uncredited)

Richard Briers ... Met. Official (uncredited)
Pamela Buckley ... Airport Announcer (uncredited)
Kofoworola Bucknor ... Traveler (uncredited)
Richard Caldicot ... Hotel Representative (uncredited)
Joyce Carey ... Mrs. Damer (uncredited)
Jill Carson ... Air Hostess (uncredited)
Ann Castle ... Lady Reporter (uncredited)
Griffith Davies ... Porter (uncredited)
Rosemary Dorken ... Airport Announcer (uncredited)
Lewis Fiander ... Third Reporter (uncredited)

Alan Howard ... Second Reporter (uncredited)
Arthur Howard ... Bar Steward (uncredited)
Peter Illing ... Mr. Damer (uncredited)
Dilashad Jamani ... Air Hostess (uncredited)

Angus Lennie ... Metereological Man (uncredited)
Duncan Lewis ... Hotel Receptionist (uncredited)
Elisabeth Manford ... Traveler (uncredited)
Cal McCord ... Knebworth House visitor (uncredited)

Clifford Mollison ... Mr. Rivers (uncredited)
Maggie Rennie ... Waitress (uncredited)
Maureen See Tai ... Air Hostess (uncredited)
Barry Steele ... Fourth Reporter (uncredited)
Gordon Sterne ... Official (uncredited)

Brook Williams ... First Reporter (uncredited)

Frank Williams ... Assistant to Airport Director (uncredited)
Lee Yu Ling ... Air Hostess (uncredited)

Directed by
Anthony Asquith 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Terence Rattigan  written by

Produced by
Anatole de Grunwald .... producer
Roy Parkinson .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Miklós Rózsa  (as Miklos Rozsa)
 
Cinematography by
Jack Hildyard 
 
Film Editing by
Frank Clarke 
 
Casting by
Irene Howard (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
William Kellner 
 
Set Decoration by
Pamela Cornell 
 
Costume Design by
Pierre Cardin (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Eric Allwright .... makeup artist
Tom Smith .... makeup artist
Vivienne Walker .... hair stylist: Ms. Taylor (as Vivienne Walker-Zavitz)
David Aylott .... Miss Taylor's make-up (uncredited)
Bernadette Ibbetson .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Elisabeth Woodthorpe .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kip Gowans .... assistant director
Jimmy Komisarjevsky .... crowd director
Carl Mannin .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ivor Beddoes .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bill Creed .... sound editor
J.B. Smith .... dubbing mixer
Cyril Swern .... sound recordist
A.W. Watkins .... recording supervisor
Bill Baldwin .... boom operator (uncredited)
Ron Matthews .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Tom Howard .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Douglas Adamsson .... photographer: second unit
Gerry Fisher .... camera operator
Jim Dawes .... grip (uncredited)
Denis Fraser .... grip (uncredited)
Joe Pearce .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Felix Evans .... wardrobe supervisor
Ben Foster .... wardrobe master (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Philip Barnikel .... assembly editor
 
Music Department
Eugene Zador .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Eddie Frewin .... transportation chief (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Margaret Booth .... production advisor
June Faithfull .... continuity
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
119 min | Argentina:120 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia:
Christopher Plummer was originally signed to appear and was having his costumes fitted when he learnt that there was a better payday available for "The Fall of the Roman Empire". Luckily enough, the producers had yet to put his salary into escrow so he was able to jump ship and head off to Spain to play Commodus in the Samuel Bronston epic.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: From 23:26 to 26:38, camera shadow on Frances.See more »
Quotes:
Les Mangrum:Well, let's have another go at this.
[Grabs a bottle of champagne]
Miss Mead:Well, I'll be squiffy!
Les Mangrum:Marvelous! That, I should like to see, Miss Mead. Just once. What am I talking about, just once? If I don't see it tonight, I don't suppose I ever will.
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48 out of 68 people found the following review useful.
Look for Maggie Smith and Rod Taylor, 13 March 2004
Author: marcosaguado from Los Angeles, USA

A product! That's what this is. Beautifully wrapped but inside, a potential for heartburn. Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor at the height of their popularity then, are hopelessly dated now. But, the Maggie Smith and Rod Taylor story is just great. Moving and funny. Orson Welles in another piece of self indulgence and self parody is priceless and so is the Academy Award winner Margaret Rutherford. Louis Jourdan, poor thing, as a gigolò - still, he spends the entire film, thinking that he'll be able to take Elizabeth Taylor away from Richard Burton - All that makes the film, almost sink. But put up with them to enjoy the rewards of Rod, Maggie, Orson and Margaret dealing with Terence Rattigan's enjoyable dialogue.

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