Butterfield 8 (1960)
Front Cover Actor
Elizabeth Taylor Gloria Wandrous
Laurence Harvey Weston Liggett
Eddie Fisher Steve Carpenter
Dina Merrill Emily Liggett
Mildred Dunnock Mrs. Wandrous
Betty Field Mrs. Fanny Thurber
Jeffrey Lynn Bingham Smith
Kay Medford Happy
Susan Oliver Norma
George Voskovec Dr. Tredman
Leon B. Stevens Policeman
Movie Details
Genre Drama
Director Daniel Mann
Producer Pandro S. Berman; Kathryn Hereford
Writer John Michael Hayes; John O'Hara; Charles Schnee
Studio MGM; WARNER HOME VIDEO
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 49 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
"I was the slut of all time!" declares Elizabeth Taylor in the role for which she won her first Academy Award®. Taylor plays Gloria, a model of loose morals who discovers a last chance at love and redemption when she spends a week with Weston Ligget (Laurence Harvey), a man who married into money and hates himself for it. They fall in love, but before they can find happiness they have to overcome their own worst natures. BUtterfield 8 (named after Gloria's answering service) is a big boozy melodrama, full of gorgeous clothes, catty comments, and emotional showdowns--but along the way it plumbs some genuine sadness. No one can be simultaneously overblown and utterly sincere like Elizabeth Taylor; the movie is mired in the morality of the time, but her performance makes Gloria's mixture of grief and anger seem immediate and genuine. --Bret Fetzer
Personal Details
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Index 1328
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/1/04
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Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 012569524422
Chapters
Release Date 9/19/00
Subtitles English; French
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen