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The Sandpiper -- Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton star in this romantic drama about a schoolboy's mother who becomes involved with the married headmaster of a Californian boarding school.
The Sandpiper -- Trailer for this love story

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Director:
Writers:
Martin Ransohoff (story)
Irene Kamp (adaptation) ...
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Release Date:
23 June 1965 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
AN ADULT LOVE STORY See more »
Plot:
A free-spirited single mother forms a connection with the wed headmaster of an Episcopal boarding school in California. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
frank and profound thought piece See more (44 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elizabeth Taylor ... Laura Reynolds

Richard Burton ... Dr. Edward Hewitt

Eva Marie Saint ... Claire Hewitt

Charles Bronson ... Cos Erickson

Robert Webber ... Ward Hendricks
James Edwards ... Larry Brant

Torin Thatcher ... Judge Thompson
Tom Drake ... Walter Robinson
Douglas Henderson ... Phil Sutcliff (as Doug Henderson)
Morgan Mason ... Danny Reynolds
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Abbey ... (uncredited)
Jan Arvan ... Trustee (uncredited)
Mary Benoit ... Trustee's Wife (uncredited)
Shirley Bonne ... Celebrant #9 (uncredited)
Dusty Cadis ... Trooper (uncredited)
Joan Connors ... Celebrant #7 (uncredited)
Tom Crane ... Walter Robinson (uncredited)
Tom Curtis ... Trustee (uncredited)
Jeff Davis ... Administrator (uncredited)
Colin Drake ... Administrator (uncredited)
Fred Fisher ... Administrator (uncredited)
Mel Gallagher ... Celebrant #4 (uncredited)
Kelton Garwood ... Celebrant #2 (uncredited)

Paul Genge ... Architect (uncredited)
Max Gulak ... Administrator (uncredited)
Ginger Hall ... Administrator's Wife (uncredited)
Harper ... (uncredited)

John Hart ... Trooper (uncredited)

Rex Holman ... Celebrant #1 (uncredited)
April Hyde ... Administrator's Wife (uncredited)
Peter Jackson ... (uncredited)
Peggy Adams Laird ... Celebrant #8 (uncredited)
Pamela Mason ... Ellie (uncredited)
Jimmy Murphy ... Celebrant #3 (uncredited)
Nico ... Dancer at the Party (uncredited)
Jo O'Toole ... (uncredited)

Peter O'Toole ... (voice) (uncredited)
Jean Peaslee ... Administrator's Wife (uncredited)
Douglas Read ... (uncredited)
Diane Sayer ... Celebrant #6 (uncredited)
June Shelley ... Administrator's Wife (uncredited)
Shelly Sidney ... (uncredited)
Eric Sinclair ... Beatnik (uncredited)
Barbara Sommers ... Dancer at the Party (uncredited)
Roscoe Stallworth ... (uncredited)
Anthony Stuart ... Administrator (uncredited)
Carl Studer ... Harold (uncredited)
Olga Valéry ... Administrator's Wife (uncredited)
Sophie Veneck ... Administrator's Wife (uncredited)
Ron Whelan ... Celebrant #5 (uncredited)
Tom White ... Beatnik (uncredited)

Directed by
Vincente Minnelli 
 
Writing credits
Martin Ransohoff (story)

Irene Kamp (adaptation) &
Louis Kamp (adaptation)

Dalton Trumbo  and
Michael Wilson 

Produced by
John Calley .... associate producer
Martin Ransohoff .... producer
 
Original Music by
Johnny Mandel 
 
Cinematography by
Milton R. Krasner (director of photography) (as Milton Krasner)
 
Film Editing by
David Bretherton 
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Urie McCleary 
 
Set Decoration by
F. Keogh Gleason  (as Keogh Gleason)
Henry Grace 
 
Costume Design by
Irene Sharaff 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Ben Kadish .... supervising production executive
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... assistant production manager: MGM (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William McGarry .... assistant director
Lynn Guthrie .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Elizabeth Duquette .... painter: Laura's paintings
Edmund Kara .... sculptor: redwood sculpture
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Borden .... wildlife photography
Bernie Abramson .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robert Armbruster .... conductor
Billy Byers .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Gene Cipriano .... musician (uncredited)
Jack Sheldon .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Herb Rosenthal .... title art
Eduardo Tirella .... coordinator of "Big Sur" scene
Kaffe Fassett .... choreographer: dancing sequence (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
117 min | Argentina:118 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) | USA:TV-14 | USA:Approved (cut) | West Germany:16 (f)
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Trivia:
According to one published report, the redwood sculpture of a nude Elizabeth Taylor was accidentally destroyed years later when it tipped over and smashed, and was discovered to be teeming with termites.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In a beach scene, Laura is shown sketching on a drawing pad. In shots facing her, she is always holding the pad up with her left hand. In shots facing Edward, the pad is propped up against some driftwood. At one point she is lying face down, with both elbows in the sand, her left hand on her head and sketching with her right. When the camera angle changes, she is suddenly partially raised up on one side, facing Edward. The drawing pad is flat on the sand with a rock in the middle of it.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Edward Hewitt:I've learned that total adjustment to society is quite as bad as total maladjustment, that principled disobedience of unjust law is more Christian, more truly law abiding than unprincipled respect.See more »
Soundtrack:
The Shadow of Your SmileSee more »

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36 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
frank and profound thought piece, 9 August 2003
Author: anonreviewer from Houston

I liked the movie. Sorry, but the dialogue and themes are not shallow; they are profound. It is just that we like to avoid facing such deep concepts. This is a movie that dares put forth the idea of atheism, and so therefore it is much deeper that most other movies. How can most of the fluff that comes out today be compared to The Sandpiper.

Furthermore, the dialogue concerning personal feelings is also profound and touches upon feelings the vast vast majority of movies never approach.

Good movie, but be prepared for deliberately provocative themes.

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