The mammoth, notorious 20th Century-Fox version of 1963, with a cast that includes Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown, Hume Cronyn, Cesare Danova, Martin Landau, and Roddy McDowall. Writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz (All About Eve) was brought in to salvage the runaway production (with the cost adjusted for inflation, it may still qualify for the title of Most Expensive Movie Ever Made); though his name stands alone on the credits, a lot of other hands contributed to the general muddle. It has entered popular legend as a spectacular financial disaster, but in point of fact it turned a modest profit.