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X, Y and Zee (1972)

Zee and Co. (original title)
PG | | Drama | 21 January 1972 (USA)
The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.

Director:

Brian G. Hutton

Writer:

Edna O'Brien
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Taylor ... Zee Blakeley
Michael Caine ... Robert Blakeley
Susannah York ... Stella
Margaret Leighton ... Gladys
John Standing ... Gordon
Mary Larkin ... Rita
Michael Cashman ... Gavin
Gino Melvazzi ... Head Waiter
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Storyline

Zee (Dame Elizabeth Taylor) and Robert Blakeley (Sir Michael Caine) are members of swinging London's upper crust whose unique love-hate marriage heads towards destruction when Robert falls in love with a beautiful young widow named Stella (Susannah York), and Zee goes through a series of scheming adventures to break Robert and Stella up.

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In the end...there was always Zee! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

During filming, just in the middle of a scene, Dame Elizabeth Taylor shouted "Cut". Director Brian G. Hutton asked Taylor what was going on. She replied that she needed to go to the bathroom. Hutton said he was astonished that the great Elizabeth Taylor needed to go to bathroom, because he thought fairies came and took it away in toothpaste tubes. Taylor laughed. See more »

Goofs

Robert is shaving and still has cream on his face when he begins to push Zee through the open doorway. But when seen from the other side of the door, the cream has completely gone. See more »

Quotes

Zee Blakeley: [to her husband] Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a shit!
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Connections

Featured in Premio Donostia a Michael Caine (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Granny's got a painted leg
Played by the Roy Young Band
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Liz at Her Screeching Best
3 June 2013 | by donwc1996See all my reviews

What film fan does not adore La Liz who more than anyone gives movies the sparkle they deserve. After all, we go to the movies to escape the rat race for a couple hours - no other reason, right? And Liz never disappoints. What makes her so great is the simple fact she knows she's the best and she always gives her best. Even in a pedestrian vehicle like this one, it is impossible to ignore La Liz in all her glory. She is what stardom is about and will always be the ultimate star regardless of what the AFI says. Number 7??? Give me a break! La Liz defines stardom because she is the ultimate star and the AFI can go blow smoke rings. Michael Caine, of course, is always wonderful with the ability to make you interested even if you do not want to be. He manages to be incredibly sexy without half trying and that more than anything else is why he is a star. The script is utter nonsense without a single redeeming moment in it but Taylor and Caine make the most of it and it is impossible not to care what happens.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

21 January 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

X, Y and Zee See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Gross USA:

$1,356,807
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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