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Mike Nichols’ film from Edward Albee's play brought new themes to the film industry. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton have never been more brilliant together as they portray an experienced married couple who love each other yet verbally attack one another when they see how boring their naïve newlywed guests have made their night.

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Directed by

Mike Nichols

Written by

Ernest Lehman (Screenplay)
Harold Michelson (Storyboard)
Edward Albee (Writer)

Runtime

131 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

You are cordially invited to George and Martha's for an evening of fun and games

Cast

Keywords

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Photos

Lists

#735 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#67 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#89 on AFI's 100 years...100 passions AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Oscar for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Haskell Wexler