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BUtterfield 8 (1960)

Not Rated | | Drama | 4 November 1960 (USA)
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A Manhattan call girl has a tragic affair with a rich married man.

Director:

Daniel Mann

Writers:

John O'Hara (novel), Charles Schnee (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Taylor ... Gloria Wandrous
Laurence Harvey ... Weston Amsbury Liggett
Eddie Fisher ... Steve Carpenter
Dina Merrill ... Emily Liggett
Mildred Dunnock ... Mrs. Wandrous
Betty Field ... Mrs. Francis Thurber
Jeffrey Lynn ... Bingham Smith
Kay Medford ... Happy
Susan Oliver ... Norma
George Voskovec ... Dr. Tredman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Mann Alex Mann ... Extra
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Storyline

Beautiful Gloria Wandrous, a New York fashion model engages in an illicit affair with married socialite Weston Liggett. However, Gloria's desire for respectability causes her to reconsider her lifestyle. Written by alfiehitchie

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She must hold many men in her arms to find the one man she could LOVE! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Butterfield 8 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Afton-Linebrook See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Prior to the advent of digital technology, telephone exchanges were named instead of being numbered. Thus, Butterfield 8 (BU8 or 288) was the name of the exchange that provided service to ritzy precincts of Manhattan's Upper East Side See more »

Goofs

When Gloria dials Norma's number then hand the phone to Steve, she only dials six digits. Now your city had seven-digit phone numbers a long time before the time of this film. Earlier at Liggett's place she correctly dials seven digits. See more »

Quotes

Gloria Wandrous: I spent the night with Steve's girlfriend, Norma.
Mrs. Wandrous: Ah, isn't that nice! She knows a boy whose girlfriend is that unselfish!
Mrs. Fanny Thurber: That's a girl who won't have a boyfriend long.
Gloria Wandrous: A compliment from you, Mrs. Thurber?
Mrs. Fanny Thurber: I must have said it wrong!
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Extremely good-looking film holds your interest.
18 November 1999 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

When I started watching this film, I didn't know what to expect. At first it seemed like a slick, empty showcase for Elizabeth Taylor's beauty. However, it gradually turned into an involving (and extremely good-looking) little drama. You may have heard that it is campy; that's not true, although there is an unnecessary little speech by Harvey at the end. It's slickly produced, well-paced, entertaining and has an excellent cast.


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