Fran Walker (Dame Elizabeth Taylor) walks into a piano bar for pizza. She comes back home with Joe Grady (Warren Beatty), the piano player. Joe plans on winning five thousand dollars and leaving Las Vegas, Nevada. Fran waits for something else. Meanwhile, he moves in with her.
While waiting in vain for her married lover to get a divorce, Fran Walker (Dame Elizabeth Taylor), a lonely chorus girl approaching middle age, falls for Joe Grady (Warren Beatty), a frustrated musician and compulsive gambler who dreams of escaping Las Vegas for fame and fortune in New York City.Written by
When Fran gets off work at the Desert Inn at the beginning, her walk home makes no geographical sense. She is strolling past hotels, chapels and casinos miles apart and in completely opposite directions. See more »
I liked Beatty in this minor flick, even in the way that he carried himself (though I could certainly see Sinatra in the role), but it made me wonder if Liz was ever a good actress. She won an Oscar for Butterfield 8 which was god awful,and she did look older than her years, especially compared to actresses of that age now. The oddest thing to me was that her outfits and her hair were vintage early sixties, possibly mid 60s. I kept checking and rechecking the year the movie was made. One of the reviewers commented that the movie was in a genre with Two for the Seesaw, a film made in 1962, a decidedly different age. The whole thing just didn't fit together which may explain Taylor's intermittent fits of shrieking.
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