Zee and Co.

Date: 1972
Director: Brian G. Hutton
Production Company: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Zee Company

Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Caine, Susannah York, Mary Larkin
Location(s): London

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Storyline:

Robert Blakeley and his flamboyant wife Zee, have a love/hate marriage that is heading for a breakdown. ‘Swinging Sixties/Seventies’ London is the background for this movie, in which Robert swings between Zee, a young widow Stella and his secretary Rita. Zee makes attempts to get Robert’s full attention by attempting suicide and even delving into her bi-sexual past.

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Screen captures by Ray Edwards

Also known as ‘X, Y and Z’

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Zee Blakeley (Elizabeth Taylor) pulls up in a side battered 1971 Ford Capri GT Mk I outside Kaftan boutique where Stella (Susannah York) works. Lowndes Street, London SW1 (RL)

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Robert Blakeley (Michael Caine) pulls up outside his home in his 1957 Bentley S1 Continental.

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Robert walks up the steps leading to the front door of his home.

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Zee, being very curious, arrives outside Stella's flat and gets out to have a look.

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Deciding to see if Robert is in Stella's flat, Zee drops a rubbish bin to and make some noise.

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Robert dashing through the station to get his train to the 'West Country'.

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Robert, just behind the railway porter, continues along the platform to his train.

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Robert arriving at a 'West Country' cottage by the sea.

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The camera pulls back to give a better view of the cottage.

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Because of Zee's earlier intrusion, Robert and Stella look at an apartment for themselves.

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Robert and Stella, leave the apartments terrace and investigate where the stairs lead to.

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Moving up the stairs, Robert and Stella get a better view of the location.

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Robert weary from Zee's actions, chats with Rita (Mary Larkin) whilst in his office.

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Walking around in frustration, we get to see out of the window to the left of the previous capture.

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Robert leaves Stella's flat having found that Zee was there.

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Robert finds a taxi cab and leaves.

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Robert enters his new apartment building.

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Quickly identified by Geoff Dodds as 40 -90 Kinston House South on Ennismore Gardens, London SW7. He adds that it was also McGill’s apartment block in the 'Man In A Suitcase' TV Episode 'Day of Execution" (he also lived in ‘North’ later in the series). (RL)