The V.I.P.s
First screened in March 2016
Director: Anthony Asquith. Cast: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Louis Jourdan, Rod Taylor, Maggie Smith, Orson Welles, Margaret Rutherford, Joan Benham, Linda Christian, Robert Coote, David Frost, Ronald Fraser, Michael Hordern, Elsa Martinelli, Martin Miller, Lance Percival, Dennis Price, Richard Wattis, Peter Illing, Joyce Carey, John Blythe, Stringer Davis, Moyra Fraser, Peter Sallis. Screenplay: Terrence Rattigan.

Twitter Capsule: Airport, except the plane never even takes off and there's never any disaster. Just a long, dull thud. For 119 minutes.

VOR:   Burton, Smith pull more from their scenes than seems to be there; it's not all fallow all the time. But it's a weirdly pricy production of inert material, without even being entertaining.



Photo © 1963 Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Not yet reviewed in full. D


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Supporting Actress: Margaret Rutherford

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Supporting Actress: Margaret Rutherford
Most Promising Newcomer (Female): Maggie Smith

Other Awards:
National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actress (Rutherford)

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