The Girl Who Had Everything

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The Girl Who Had Everything
Girl Who Had Everything.jpg
Movie Poster
Directed by Richard Thorpe
Produced by Armande Deutsch
Written by Screenplay:
Art Cohn
Play:
Willard Mack
Novel:
Adela Rogers St. Johns
Starring Elizabeth Taylor
Fernando Lamas
William Powell
Music by André Previn
Cinematography Paul Vogel
Edited by Ben Lewis
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s)
  • March 27, 1953 (1953-03-27) (U.S.)
Running time 69 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $665,000[1]
Box office $1,218,000[1][2]

The Girl Who Had Everything (1953) is a feature film directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Armande Deutsch for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film features William Powell in his last MGM feature and one of his last film roles before retirement.[3]

The screenplay was written by Art Cohn, based upon a play by Willard Mack, which in turn was based on the novel A Free Soul by Adela Rogers St. Johns. The play and novel were also inspiration for an earlier film adaptation called A Free Soul (1931).[4]

Plot[edit]

Steve Latimer (William Powell) is a successful defense attorney who has tried to give his daughter Jean (Elizabeth Taylor) everything he can in life. She decides to leave her boyfriend, the amiable Vance Court (Gig Young), for Victor Ramondi (Fernando Lamas), a rakish and dangerous man with underworld connections whom Steve is representing. Steve tries to warn Jean away from Victor, but she accepts his proposal of marriage.

Principal cast[edit]

Actor Role
Elizabeth Taylor Jean Latimer
Fernando Lamas Victor Y. Raimondi
William Powell Steve Latimer
Gig Young Vance Court
James Whitmore Charles "Chico" Menlow
William Walker Julian

Reception[edit]

According to MGM records the film made $739,000 in the US and Canada and $479,000 elsewhere, resulting in a profit of $116,000.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045816/trivia
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021885/trivia

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