The V.I.P.'s

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The V.I.P.'s ★★★ 1963

Slick, sophisticated drama set in the V.I.P. lounge of a British airport. Trapped by fog, several of the passengers get acquainted and are forced to face their problems as they spend the night in the airport lounge. Taylor stars as Frances Andros, a wealthy young woman leaving her husband (Burton) for life in the U.S. with her lover, Jourdan. A movie tycoon, an Australian entrepreneur, his secretary, and a duchess are among the other passengers grounded by the fog. Both Rutherford and Smith give excellent performances and it was a tossup as to which actress would be nominated for the Oscar. 119m/C VHS, DVD . GB Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Louis Jourdan, Elsa Martinelli, Margaret Rutherford, Maggie Smith, Rod Taylor, Orson Welles, Linda Christian, Dennis Price; D: Anthony Asquith; W: Terence Rattigan; C: Jack Hildyard; M: Miklos Rozsa. Oscars ‘63: Support. Actress (Rutherford); Golden Globes ‘64: Support. Actress (Rutherford); Natl. Bd. of Review ‘63: Support. Actress (Rutherford).