Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
Even Elizabeth Taylor insisted that it was her life-threatening illness and emergency tracheotomy that inspired the Academy to award her a Best Actress Oscar for this mundane film. She plays a high-class call girl who falls in love with swanky Laurence Harvey. It should work out for them both, but naturally it can’t because she’s too much of a party girl. Taylor isn’t bad in the role, it’s more that the screenplay is too bland to really accommodate her fiery personality. It also couldn’t have helped her confidence much to win a pity Oscar after years of great, award-worthy performances.
Produced by Pandro S. Berman.
Music by Bronislau Kaper.
Costume Design by Helen Rose.
Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.