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The Sandpiper (1965) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by John Calley and Martin Ransohoff.

Academy Awards 1965 --- Ceremony Number 38 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - SongMusic by Johnny Mandel; Lyrics by Paul Francis WebsterWon
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Bad Movie Theatre: Liz and Dick in "The Sandpiper"

By Rick29 on Apr 18, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Richard Burton dominated the silver screen in the mid-1960s, delivering several of his finest performances in films such as: The Night of the Iguana (1964); Becket (1964); The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966); and The Taming of the Shrew (1967). Then... Read full article


The Sandpiper(1965).

By Dawn Sample on Aug 19, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

The Sandpiper(1965). Cast: Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Laura Reynolds, is living a wonderful life as single, bohemian artist/model, with Danny her 9-year-old son (Morgan Mason, James Mason's son), in a run down beach house. Until one day Danny, shoots and kil... Read full article


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Script was originally envisioned as a Kim Novak vehicle, until she had a falling out with producer.
According to Sammy Davis Jr. in his film memoir "Hollywood In A Suitcase" he was originally offered the role of Cos Erickson and even signed the contract, but had to withdraw owing to an early opening for his "Golden Boy" stage show.
According to one published report, the redwood sculpture of a nude Elizabeth Taylor was accidentally destroyed years later when it tipped over and smashed, and was discovered to be teeming with termites.
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