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[[Feature~V160923~Boom~anugraham]] is taken from the [[Performer~P116908~Tennessee Williams~tennesseewilliams]] play The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore. Flora Goforth ([[Performer~P70015~Elizabeth Taylor~elizabethtaylor]]) is a foul-mouthed, booze-swilling, pill-popping, middle-aged woman near death. She spends her time swearing at the servants and looks forward to the end of it all, until poet Chris Flanders ([[Performer~P83664~Richard Burton~richardburton]]) comes to her island home. Known in literary circles as the "angel of death," the poet gives the dying woman some measure of comfort in his presence -- while he takes comfort in her liquor cabinet and her jewelry. Often she is visited by the Witch of Capri ([[Performer~P86099~Noel Coward~noëlcoward]]), a gossip-minded homosexual who appears to be Flora's only friend. [[Performer~P116908~Williams~tennesseewilliams]] wrote the screenplay, which unfortunately proved ineffectual, as [[Performer~P70015~Taylor~elizabethtaylor]] and [[Performer~P83664~Burton~richardburton]] were seemingly caught up in their own world of wallowing in self-importance. The feature did little to boost the sagging careers of [[Performer~P83664~Burton~richardburton]] and [[Performer~P70015~Taylor~elizabethtaylor]] or to alter the public's negative opinions of their personal lives. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

  • Release date:September 12, 2003

Cast

Elizabeth Taylor
as Flora Goforth
Richard Burton
as Chris Flanders
Noël Coward
as Witch Of Capri
Joanna Shimkus
as Blackie Black
Michael Dunn
as Rudy
Romolo Valli
as Dr. Luilo
Veronica Wells
as Simonetta
Fernando Piazza
as Giulio

Crew

Joseph Losey
Director
John Heyman
Producer
Norman Priggen
Producer
Tennessee Williams
Play Author
Douglas Slocombe
Cinematographer
Johnny Dankworth
Songwriter
John Barry
Composer (Music Score)
Nazirali Jairazbnoy
Editor
Reginald Beck
Editor
Viram Jasani
Editor
Lester Persky
Associate Producer
Leslie Hammond
Sound/Sound Designer
Carlo Lastricati
First Assistant Director
Viram Jasani
Consultant/advisor
Nazirali Jairazbnoy
Consultant/advisor
Ron Berkeley
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