Cinema: A Night at the Airport

The V.I.P.s. The sufferings of the rich, as Hollywood well knows, are among the sweetest pleasures of the poor. This picture exploits the one to provide the other. In particular, it exploits the much-exploited sufferings of its principal players, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. In general, it exploits the predicament of four wealthy men and women whose flight is fogbound overnight in London Airport.

For most of them, delay invites disaster. Heroine Taylor is "eloping" to America with Louis Jourdan, and delay means that Hero Burton, the violently jealous millionaire the heroine is married to, will surely catch up with them. Orson...

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