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The V.I.P.s (1963)

119 min - Drama, Romance - 1 May 1963
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When a London fog grounds all flights, a group of strangers hoping to leave in a hurry must spend one more night in England: beautiful, petulant Frances Andros (Academy Award winner Taylor) is leaving her husband, Paul (Burton), with her lover (Louis Jordan); brilliant filmmaker Max Buda (Academy Award winner Orson Welles) is fleeing with his newest protégé (Elsa Martinelli) to avoid paying his taxes; and Australian tycoon Les Mangam (Rod Taylor) is in a hurry to return to New York with his adoring secretary, Miss Mead (Academy Award winner Maggie Smith), to head off a hostile takeover.

Director:  Anthony Asquith
Writers:  Terence Rattigan
Stars:  Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Louis Jourdan, Elsa Martinelli, Margaret Rutherford, Maggie Smith, Rod Taylor, Orson Welles, Linda Christian, Dennis Price, Richard Wattis, Ronald Fraser, David Frost, Robert Coote, Joan Benham, Michael Hordern, Lance Percival, Martin Miller, Peter Sallis, Stringer Davis, Clifton Jones, Moyra Fraser

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When a London fog grounds all flights, a group of strangers hoping to leave in a hurry must spend one more night in England: beautiful, petulant Frances Andros (Academy Award winner Taylor) is leaving her husband, Paul (Burton), with her lover (Louis Jordan); brilliant filmmaker Max Buda (Academy Award winner Orson Welles) is fleeing with his newest protégé (Elsa Martinelli) to avoid paying his taxes; and Australian tycoon Les Mangam (Rod Taylor) is in a hurry to return to New York with his adoring secretary, Miss Mead (Academy Award winner Maggie Smith), to head off a hostile takeover.



Tagline: A Modern Love Story

Genres: Drama, Romance

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Country:   United Kingdom
Language:  English
Release Date:  1 May 1963

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Runtime:  1 h 59 min

Academy Award Nomination and Win

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Margaret Rutherford {“Duchess of Brighton”} – WON


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