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Butterfield 8 (4-Nov-1960)

Director: Daniel Mann

Writers: Charles Schnee; John Michael Hayes

From novel: Butterfield 8 by John O'Hara

Music by: Bronislau Kaper

Producer: Pandro S. Berman

Keywords: Romantic Drama, Prostitution

Manhattan call girl and temptress Gloria Wandrous uses and disposes of men quickly until she comes to the unhappily married Weston Liggett. Won Oscars for Best Actress and Best Cinematography. Based on the story of Starr Faithfull, found dead at Long Beach in 1931. Elizabeth Taylor owed MGM one more film, and recent press surrounding her affair with Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds' husband, made her the perfect studio choice for a bad girl role. Taylor hated it, though.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mildred Dunnock
Actor
25-Jan-1901 5-Jul-1991 Death of a Salesman
Betty Field
Actor
8-Feb-1913 13-Sep-1973 Picnic
Eddie Fisher
Singer
10-Aug-1928 22-Sep-2010 Crooner, top RCA/Victor vocalist
Laurence Harvey
Actor
1-Oct-1928 25-Nov-1973 Manchurian Candidate
Jeffrey Lynn
Actor
16-Feb-1909 24-Nov-1995 Home Town Story
Kay Medford
Actor
14-Sep-1914 10-Apr-1980 Bye Bye Birdie
Dina Merrill
Actor
9-Dec-1925   EF Hutton heiress and actress
Susan Oliver
Actor
13-Feb-1932 10-May-1990 Actress-cum-Aviatrix
Elizabeth Taylor
Actor
27-Feb-1932 23-Mar-2011 Cleopatra
George Voskovec
Actor
19-Jun-1905 1-Jul-1981 12 Angry Men

CAST

Starring
Elizabeth Taylor   ...   Gloria Wandrous
Laurence Harvey   ...   Weston Liggett
Eddie Fisher   ...   Steve Carpenter
Dina Merrill   ...   Emily Liggett
with
Mildred Dunnock   ...   Mrs. Wandrous
Betty Field   ...   Mrs. Frances Thurber
Jeffrey Lynn   ...   Bingham Smith
Kay Medford   ...   Happy
Susan Oliver   ...   Norma
George Voskovec   ...   Dr. Tredman

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