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Boom! ★½ 1968 (PG)

Laughable adaptation of the Williams' play “The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore” was a Hollywood star disaster. Flora Goforth (Taylor) is a dying millionairess living in isolated glory on an island near Sardinia. Chris Flanders (Burton) is a wandering poet, nicknamed the “Angel of Death,” who shows up and becomes Flora's confidante. Does have pretty scenery. 113m/C VHS . Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Noel Coward, Joanna Shimkus, Michael Dunn, Romolo Valli; D: Joseph Losey; W: Tennessee Williams; C: Douglas Slocombe; M: John Barry.