GenreRomance, Drama CinematographyPaul Vogel LanguageEnglish
WriterArt Cohn, Willard Mack, Adela Rogers St. Johns Release dateMarch 27, 1953 (1953-03-27) (U.S.) CastElizabeth Taylor (Jean Latimer), Fernando Lamas (Victor Y. Raimondi), William Powell (Steve Latimer), Gig Young (Vance Court), James Whitmore (Charles 'Chico' Menlow), Robert Burton (John Ashmond) Similar moviesRelated Richard Thorpe movies
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The Girl Who Had Everything (1953) is a feature film directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Armande Deutsch for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film features William Powell in his last MGM feature and one of his last film roles before retirement.
The screenplay was written by Art Cohn, based upon a play by Willard Mack, which in turn was based on the novel A Free Soul by Adela Rogers St. Johns. The play and novel were also inspiration for an earlier film adaptation called A Free Soul (1931).
Steve Latimer (William Powell) is a successful defense attorney who has tried to give his daughter Jean (Elizabeth Taylor) everything he can in life. She decides to leave her boyfriend, the amiable Vance Court (Gig Young), for Victor Ramondi (Fernando Lamas), a rakish and dangerous man with underworld connections whom Steve is representing. Steve tries to warn Jean away from Victor, but she accepts his proposal of marriage.
According to MGM records the film made $739,000 in the US and Canada and $479,000 elsewhere, resulting in a profit of $116,000.