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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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4 November 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Trivia

Elizabeth Taylor and her husband, Mike Todd, had planned for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) to be her final film, as she intended to retire from the screen. Todd had made a verbal agreement about this with MGM, but after his death, MGM forced Taylor to make this film in order to fulfill the terms of her studio contract. As a result, Taylor refused to speak to the director for the entire production, and hated the film. See more »

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A crew member's arm is visible in the mirror when Laurence Harvey stands before it and is supposedly alone. See more »

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Gloria Wandrous: Command performances leave me quite cold. I've had more fun in the back seat of a '39 Ford than I could ever have in the vault of the Chase Manhattan Bank.
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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."
31 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

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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