Butterfield 8

DANIEL MANN

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  

Even  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 . 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.

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USA, 1960.  

Screenplay by , , based on the novel by .  

Cinematography by , .  

Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  

Music by .  

Production Design by , .  

Costume Design by .  

Film Editing by .  

Academy Awards 1960.  

Golden Globe Awards 1960.  

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