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Boom!

UK, English, 113 mins

  • Director: Joseph Losey
  • Writer: Tennessee Williams
  • Producer: John Heyman; Lester Persky

CGiii Comment

Noel Coward as the Witch of Capri (Heavens above!), Losey, Burton, Taylor & Williams...is this the place where and the point when...all of their respectable careers started to fall apart?

Or, did they do this for a laugh?!?

As camp as camp can be, deliberate? Perhaps - but, it's not even good camp - whatever that is...

It is - definitely - a bizarre mess - hysterically bad.

A must see....as how not to make a film with HUGE stars.

How mighty...but, they do fall.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Film version of playwright Tennessee Williams' "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" involves very wealthy Flora 'Sissy' Goforth, supposedly dying, and living in a large mansion on a secluded island with her servants and nurses; into her life comes a mysterious man, Angelo Del Morte and "the Witch of Capri." The mysterious man may or may not be "The Angel of Death".

Cast & Characters

Elizabeth Taylor as Flora 'Sissy' Goforth;
Richard Burton as Chris Flanders;
Noel Coward as The Witch of Capri;
Joanna Shimkus as Miss Black;
Michael Dunn as Rudi;
Romolo Valli as Doctor Luilo;
Fernando Piazza as Etti;
Veronica Wells as Simonetta;
Howard Taylor as Journalist

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