Butterfield 8

1960, 109m, 35mm, U.S.

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Screened June 29–30, 2018

Elizabeth Taylor dominates this glossy Pandro S. Berman production, winning her first Oscar as a longtime Upper East Side call girl (reachable by phone at the titular number) trying to make a go of a legitimate modeling career and a relationship with Laurence Harvey—although he’s married to Dina Merrill. With Mildred Dunnock as her mother, George Voskovec as her shrink, and (Taylor’s real-life husband at the time) Eddie Fisher as her confidant.

Print courtesy of the British Film Institute

A film by Daniel Mann