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The Girl Who Had Everything (1953)

Approved | | Romance, Drama | 27 March 1953 (USA)
Attorney's daughter falls for one of his gangster clients.

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Art Cohn, Adela Rogers St. Johns (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Taylor ... Jean Latimer
Fernando Lamas ... Victor Y. Raimondi
William Powell ... Steve Latimer
Gig Young ... Vance Court
James Whitmore ... Charles 'Chico' Menlow
Robert Burton ... John Ashmond
Bill Walker ... Julian (as William Walker)
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Storyline

Attorney's daughter falls for one of his gangster clients.

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Genres:

Romance | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Life of Her Own See more »

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Budget:

$665,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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At one point, William Powell accuses Elizabeth Taylor of being a "premature bride" in reference to her affair with Fernando Lamas. See more »

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The father of the bride.
6 June 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

this is a very short movie and one of the most obscure in Elizabeth Taylor's filmography.Obviously it's not one of her best but she is really gorgeous .

She portrays a rich kid "who has everything" (the title tells no lies),with a rather over possessive father -who has excuses ,for he is a widower and she is his only child- and a good-looking but bland and boring fiancé .Enter a shady handsome Latin lover type man (Lamas)and the girl falls heads over heels in love.The most interesting side of this Harlequin Romance is its reactionary side:for the distinguished father ,the hunk will always be worse than a nouveau riche ;he will never be part of the respectable circle of gentlemen and the more he tries to start all over again,to redeem his soul -"even God would give me a second chance"-,the more he fails ,for he's got two kind of enemies now: the fine upstanding people and his former partners from his racy past.


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