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The V.I.P.s (1963) was a Drama Film directed by Anthony Asquith and produced by Anatole de Grunwald and Roy Parkinson.

Academy Awards 1963 --- Ceremony Number 36 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActressMargaret RutherfordWon
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Paul Andros: Pay no attention. Drunks cry very easily. It's only the whiskey.


The Duchess of Brighton: [waiting for the plane to take off] I have two enormous pills to steady me down and the two pep-pills I took this morning - the pep-up pills. I'm flying already!


Frances Andros: I know it is foolishly sentimental to want to sit next to the man that you are eloping with.


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Based on a true story, the movie was a thinly disguised account of screenwriter Terence Rattigan's life friend Vivien Leigh and her attempt to leave her husband Laurence Olivier for Australian actor Peter Finch . Leigh and Finch made it to the London airport, but their plane was delayed by incoming fog giving Olivier time to confront the two and bring Leigh home. Leigh abandoned the plan after hours of fog delay.
First of 16 Richard Burton film or TV productions that Brook Williams would feature in.
The second of eleven films that Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton starred in together.
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