A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC was brilliant on stage. The film sucked as Elizabeth Taylor was badly miscast. She completely ruined one of the most beautiful songs ever written - 'send in the clowns'. The film was a flop and went straight to video in most countries. It had a very very limited cinema release . The film was shortened for both cinema , video and dvd release. There has never been a release of the original running time .Hermione Gingold singing 'liaisons' was filmed but then cut. The song was one of the highlights of a brilliant stage show. Taina Elg would have been a better choice in the film, rather than Elizabeth Taylor. Taina was brilliant on stage in the show.