My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Girl Who Had Everything (1953)

RICHARD THORPE

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1953.  Screenplay by , based on the novel by  and the play by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by , .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

William Powell and Elizabeth Taylor in The Girl Who Had Everything.

After a Washington attorney (William Powell) succeeds in getting a gangster () acquitted of illegal gaming charges, he invites him over to his house where the hood spots Powell’s gorgeous daughter () and they fall in lust.  She is convinced that he’s the right future for her and drops her more sensible fiance, courting her father’s disapproval and leaving behind her prim society to be with this swarthy man who seems like pure adventure to her.  This minor seventy minute melodrama keeps it light and pretty and gets to its conclusion without any unnecessary complications, along the way allowing Taylor a few lovely moments and benefiting greatly from her chemistry with her co-star.

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