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The Sandpiper

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Original title
The Sandpiper
Running time
116 min.
United States United States
Dalton Trumbo, Michael Wilson
Johnny Mandel
Milton R. Krasner
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Romance. Drama | Romantic Drama. Melodrama
Synopsis / Plot
Young Danny Reynolds and his mother Laura (Elizabeth Taylor) live an idyllic life near California's Big Sur. Laura teaches Danny at home. After Danny shoots a deer, authorities take the boy away to live and study in a parochial orphanage/school. The unwed mother is distraught. At first, the school administrator, Episcopalian Priest Dr. Hewitt (Richard Burton), finds the free-spirited Laura to be morally bereft and without redeeming value. Eventually, Laura and Dr. Hewitt fall in love and begin an illicit affair.
1965: Oscar: Best Original Song
1965: 2 Nominations Golden Globes: Best Original Score and Original Song
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