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BUtterfield 8 (1960)

Not Rated | | Drama | 4 November 1960 (USA)
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A Manhattan call girl has a tragic affair with a rich married man.

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Complete credited cast:
... Gloria Wandrous
... Weston Liggett
... Steve Carpenter
... Emily Liggett
... Mrs. Wandrous
... Mrs. Fanny Thurber
... Bingham Smith
... Happy
... Norma
... Dr. Tredman
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Alex Mann ... Extra
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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 best-seller that tells Gloria's story...from first man to last! See more »

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4 November 1960 (USA)  »

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Butterfield 8  »

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Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$16,462,599
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Weston's car is a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300d "Adenauer" - the make's top-of-the-line production car at the time, and in a rare beige color. It would have cost $6,600 at the time which equates to $59,300 in 2018. See more »

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During the car chase scene at the end, there are cars driving behind Liggett, visible through the rear window from inside the car. When the shot changes to a view of both cars on the highway, there is no-one behind him. See more »

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Mrs. Jescott: Vulgarity has its uses.
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Referenced in The Best of John Belushi (1985) See more »

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Dated fashion foray for Liz
1 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

If dated 60's camp with sexual innuendo and great outfits for the leading lady are your thing, then B8 will not disappoint. However speaking as a fan of such fare, this film leaves me a bit cold. Its camp moments and dialog are numerous enough, but B8 holds its best shocker for the end. The film, like Liz's character is a big tease. Taking small but well-placed stabs at sexual mores of the time period, but never really going further. Add Laurence Harvey's womanizing alcoholic, Dina Merrill as the waspy compliant wife, Eddie Fisher (La Taylor's current hubby at the time) in the non-essential role as Liz's pal, and Mildred Dunnock as Liz's annoying mother in denial, and you'll be hard pressed to find a likable character. Liz herself did not consider this her best performance. Shirley MacLaine called it "the Oscar I lost to the tracheotomy" referring to Taylor's near death from pneumonia complications in 1960. B8 (like other films that were based on camp sex novels of the 60's) would make a great remake if it remained set in the 60's but kept the shocks of the original book intact. If you love Liz, chances are you'll love B8. If you're looking for an accurate portrayal of O'Hara's landmark novel, this is not it.


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