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Boom! (1968)

Boom (original title)
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.

Director:

Joseph Losey

Writers:

Tennessee Williams (screenplay), Tennessee Williams (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Taylor ... Flora 'Sissy' Goforth
Richard Burton ... Chris Flanders
Noël Coward ... The Witch of Capri (as Noel Coward)
Joanna Shimkus ... Miss Black
Michael Dunn ... Rudi
Romolo Valli ... Dr. Luilo
Fernando Piazza Fernando Piazza ... Etti
Veronica Wells Veronica Wells ... Simonetta
Howard Taylor Howard Taylor ... Journalist
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Storyline

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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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

26 May 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boom! See more »

Filming Locations:

Capo Caccia, Sardinia, Italy See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to the book, "Infinite Variety" by Scot D. Ryersson and Michael Orlando Yaccarino, the characters of Flora Goforth and the Witch of Capri were both partly inspired by the infamous Italian eccentric and patron of the arts, the Marchesa Luisa Casati (1881-1957). See more »

Goofs

The terrace scene very late in film begins with characters commenting on sunset occurring behind them, yet the rest of scene plays out in bright afternoon sunshine. See more »

Quotes

The Witch of Capri: I have always fond girls fragrant in any phase of the moon.
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Featured in A Dirty Shame (2004) See more »

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Hideaway
Music by John Dankworth
Lyrics by Don Black
Performed by Georgie Fame
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20 January 2007 | by noorymSee all my reviews

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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