Carpetbaggers, The (1964)
Front Cover Actor
George Peppard Jonas Cord
Alan Ladd Nevada Smith
Carroll Baker Rina Marlowe Cord
Robert Cummings Dan Pierce
Martha Hyer Jennie Denton
Elizabeth Ashley Monica Winthrop
Lew Ayres 'Mac' McAllister
Martin Balsam Bernard B. Norman
Ralph Taeger Buzz Dalton
Archie Moore Jedediah
Leif Erickson Jonas Cord, Sr.
Movie Details
Genre Drama
Director Edward Dmytryk
Writer Harold Robbins; John Michael Hayes
Studio Paramount
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 2 hr 30 mins
Country USA
Color Color
The Carpetbaggers is the kind of trash classic most people are too embarrassed to admit they actually enjoy. But this Harold Robbins adaptation is so cheerfully vulgar, it's hard not to have a good time--especially given the thinly veiled portrait of Howard Hughes at its center. George Peppard plays the heel-hero, who founds an airline company in the 1920s and buys a movie studio in the 1930s, crushing friends and mistresses along the way. The high cheese factor is aided by the good-time cast: Carroll Baker as Peppard's hot stepmom, Bob Cummings (quite funny) as a cynical agent, and Elizabeth Ashley, who married Peppard, in her debut--uncharacteristically, as a good girl. The sad note is Alan Ladd, looking and sounding very end-of-the-line in his final role, as a man's man cowboy star. Elmer Bernstein's swaggering score helps goose the action along, but the rest is thick melodrama indeed. --Robert Horton
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Index 1428
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 9/8/04
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Owner NF
Links Amazon US
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Folder 012
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 097360631548
Release Date 3/1/04
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby