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  • TBC
  • Drama
  • 1973
  • 99 mins

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

About

A dreadful bit of mid-70s soap opera, with Elizabeth Taylor as the rich bored wife who scrabbles desperately to regain her youth by having plastic surgery in an exclusive Swiss clinic, the upshot being she finds herself forced to choose between her fragile marriage ( to Henry Fonda) or the lure of the toyboys who have begun paying her untold attention since the docs ironed her face out.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Henry Fonda, Maurice Teynac, Margaret Blye, Helmut Berger, Keith Baxter, Elizabeth Taylor
  • Director: Larry Peerce
  • Writer: Jean-Claude Tramont
  • Producer: Dominick Dunne
  • Photographer: Ennio Guarnieri

In a nutshell

A film full of shallow, uninteresting characters with more money than sense; the only purpose this movie really serves is to keep Taylor and Fonda off the streets for a little while.

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