This was one of the most expensive flops in Fox's history. Although the story is set in Las Vegas, Taylor insisted that it be filmed in Paris because her then-husband, Richard Burton, was in France making STAIRCASE (another bust) with Rex Harrison. The studio spent a fortune building
Vegas sets at the Studios de Boulogne and paid the leads nearly $2 million, so the cost of the project ballooned to about three times what it would have cost to make the film in Nevada. Still, after 80 days of shooting in France, the filmmakers felt it necessary to do another 10 days of filming in
Las Vegas. The play on which the film is based lasted less than two weeks on Broadway (wi...