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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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Cast

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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Drama

Certificate:

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Because of the great difference in their heights (a foot), Dame Elizabeth Taylor often had to stand on a box in some scenes with Sir Michael Caine. 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

Referenced in Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Granny's got a painted leg
Played by the Roy Young Band
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Martha's Ignorant Twin
26 August 2017 | by danielledecolombieSee all my reviews

Elizabeth Taylor is just amazing. She goes for this superficial, primitive bitch with every weapon in her arsenal. Her Zee is like Martha's - Taylor's character in Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf - disgraceful twin. The one who probably never read anything, dropped out of school. She was probably disowned by her intellectual father and she went all out. Her performance is free of any literary constrictions - I mean this is not by Edward Albee - she can jump and roll at her own speed, at her own volume. Michael Caine feels like a pussycat next to her and Susannah York? She makes sense in a rather senseless character. An added charm is the appearance of the spectacular Margaret Leighton.


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