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Boom! (1968)
"Boom" (original title)

PG  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  26 May 1968 (USA)
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Explores the confrontation between the woman who has everything, including emptiness, and a penniless poet who has nothing but the ability to fill a wealthy woman's needs.

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Film version of playwright Tennessee Williams' "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" involves very wealthy Flora 'Sissy' Goforth, supposedly dying, and living in a large mansion on a secluded island with her servants and nurses; into her life comes a mysterious man, Angelo Del Morte and "the Witch of Capri." The mysterious man may or may not be "The Angel of Death". Written by alfiehitchie

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She outlived six rich men! See more »

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26 May 1968 (USA)  »

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Boom!  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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The movie is based on the Tennessee Williams play "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore", which flopped on Broadway, closing on 16 March 1963 after just 69 performances. Director Tony Richardson, hot after the release of his film Tom Jones (1963), directed the revival that opened with Tallulah Bankhead as Gloria Goforth and Tab Hunter as Chris in January 1964. The revival was a disaster, closing after just five performances. The dual failures of "Milk Train" signaled the end of Williams' greatness as a playwright. See more »

Goofs

All of Chris' belongings are in a couple of duffel bags thrown into ocean, yet when the bags are unpacked upon arriving at island, there is no water damage to either his address book or a book of poetry. See more »

Quotes

The Witch of Capri: I have always fond girls fragrant in any phase of the moon.
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Referenced in Multiple Maniacs (1970) See more »

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Hideaway
Music by John Dankworth
Lyrics by Don Black
Performed by Georgie Fame
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE "Boom"!It is so over the top that every time I see it I literally howl with amazement. Elizabeth Taylor's costumes are eye-popping. Granted, Burton is too old to really be taken seriously, but then the whole film is such a whoop! that you can't take it seriously anyway. I would highly suggest seeing this film if you are a lover of overdone melodrama and just plain ridiculous fun. BOOM! The whole scene where Taylor serves a hideous fish to Noel Coward is incredible. I also thought that the set was incredible to look at. It's stark yet lavish at the same time. Why don't I know anyone like these characters? BOOM!I say.


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