USA | 1968 | 113 min | PG
Explores the confrontation between the woman who has everything, including emptiness, and a penniless poet who has nothing but the ability to fill a wealthy woman’s needs.
Wealthy hypochondriac Sissy Goforth (Elizabeth Taylor) lives on a secluded island with her servants and nurses; into her life comes a mysterious man (Richard Burton) who may or may not be the ‘Angel of Death.’ Based on the Tennessee Williams play The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, the cult classic features Taylor in her own legendary jewellery, several gowns by Karl Lagerfeld! and an unforgettable headpiece by Alexandre de Paris, all on a stunning purpose-built set in Sardinia.
Director: Joseph Losey
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Noël Coward
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