Richard Burton and Lana Turner in The Rains of…

Richard Burton and Lana Turner in The Rains of Ranchipur  (Jean Negulesco, 1955), a remake of The Rains Came, 1939, a black and white epic that starred Tyrone Power and Myrna Loy

People forget that Richard Burton was a movie star in his own right before he met Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra in 1962. Before that fateful meeting he had made 13 Hollywood features, won a Golden Globe, received 2 Oscar nominations and a BAFTA nomination. Among those films were My Cousin Rachel, The Robe, Alexander the Great and The Longest Day.