The Sandpiper

The Sandpiper

Elizabeth Taylor
Director: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
, Richard Burton
Richard Burton
, Eva Marie Saint
Eva Marie Saint
Vincente Minnelli

DVD (Subtitled / Full Frame)

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Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton -- then Hollywood's most bankable couple -- appeared onscreen together for the third time in this romantic drama shot on beautiful locations along the Big Sur region of the California coastline. Laura Edwards (Elizabeth Taylor) is a free-thinking artist and Bohemian who is raising a her teenage son, Danny (Morgan Mason), conceived out of wedlock, on her own. Laura has issues with conventional teaching methods, and prefers to educate Danny about both intellectual and ethical matters on her own. However, Danny has become something of a problem, and child welfare authorities demand that Danny either be sent to school or become a ward of the state. Rather than send Danny to public school, Laura arranges for him to attend a private academy run by Dr. Edward Hewitt (Richard Burton), an Episcopalian minister. Edward is at first shocked by Laura's embrace of free love and rejection of conventional moral codes, but as he gets to know her better, he finds himself increasingly attracted to her, despite the fact he has a wife, Claire (Eva Marie Saint), and two children. Before long, Edward's desire overpowers his scruples and he begins an affair with Laura. Wracked with guilt over his infidelity, Edward confesses his indiscretion to Claire, which proves to have severe and unexpected consequences. While saddled with poor reviews upon its initial release, The Sandpiper did win an Academy Award for Johnny Mandel's theme song, "The Shadow of Your Smile."

Product Details

Release Date: 06/30/2020
UPC: 0883929713226
Original Release: 1965
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:57:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elizabeth Taylor Laura Reynolds
Richard Burton Dr. Edward Hewitt
Eva Marie Saint Claire Hewitt
Charles Bronson Cos Erickson
Robert Webber Ward Hendricks
James Edwards Larry Brant
Torin Thatcher Judge Thompson
Tom Drake Walter Robinson
Morgan Mason Danny Reynolds
Jan Arvan 1st Trustee
Mary Benoit Trustee's Wife
Shirley Bonne Celebrant
Mel Gallagher Actor
Paul Genge Architect
John Hart Trooper
Rex Holman Actor
Jimmy Murphy Actor
Peter O'Toole Voice Only
Diane Sayer Actor
Ron Whelan Actor
Kelton Garwood Actor
Joan Connors Actor
Jeff Davis Administrator
Colin Drake Administrator
Fred Fisher Administrator
Douglas Henderson Paul Sutcliff
April Hyde Administrator's Wife
Pamela Mason Ellie
Douglas Read Actor
Eric Sinclair Beatnik
Barbara Somers Dancer at the Party
Karl Studer Harold
Olga Valery Administrator's Wife
Tom White Beatnik

Technical Credits
Vincente Minnelli Director
David Bretherton Editor
George W. Davis Art Director
Keogh Gleason Set Decoration/Design
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Ben Kadish Executive Producer
Louis Kamp Screenwriter
Irene Kamp Screenwriter
Milton Krasner Cinematographer
Johnny Mandel Score Composer,Songwriter
Urie McCleary Art Director
William McGarry Asst. Director
Martin Ransohoff Producer
Irene Sharaff Costumes/Costume Designer
Dalton Trumbo Screenwriter
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Paul Francis Webster Songwriter
Michael Wilson Screenwriter

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