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The Only Game in Town (1970)

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.

Director:

George Stevens

Writers:

Frank D. Gilroy (screenplay), Frank D. Gilroy (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Taylor ... Fran Walker
Warren Beatty ... Joe Grady
Charles Braswell Charles Braswell ... Tom Lockwood
Hank Henry ... Tony
Olga Valéry Olga Valéry ... Overmade Female Craps Player (as Olga Valery)
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Storyline

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 alfiehitchie

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Dice was his vice. Men hers.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

Richard Burton was standing behind the camera while Warren Beatty and Dame Elizabeth Taylor filmed their bedroom love scene and made taunting remarks between takes. Taylor and Beatty wore towels under the blankets. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Features What Price Glory (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Moon
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Played by Joe at the piano
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so early 60's
28 May 2010 | by pamelad205See all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Juego de amor y deseo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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