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The Carpetbaggers (1964)

 -  Drama  -  9 April 1964 (USA)
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Jonas Cord is a disagreeable rich young tycoon on the corporate make, with some subplots about booze, broads and Hollywood in the 1930's.

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Rina Marlowe Cord
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Dan Pierce (as Bob Cummings)
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Jennie Denton
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Monica Winthrop
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Moroni
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George Peppard plays a hard-driven industrialist more than a little reminiscent of Howard Hughes. While he builds airplanes, directs movies and breaks hearts, his friends and lovers try to reach his human side, and find that it's an uphill battle. The film's title is a metaphor for self-promoting tycoons who perform quick financial takeovers, impose dictatorial controls for short-term profits, then move on to greener pastures. Written by Jeanne Baker <jbaker@erim.org>

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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One of the actresses tested for the lead role was Katharine Ross, who was working in a theater group in San Francisco at the time and was brought down to Los Angeles to test. She didn't get the part, but executives at Universal Pictures saw her test, liked it and signed her to a long-term contract. See more »

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As Dan and Rina Marlowe drive from the train station, circa 1927, there are a couple of 1940s cars parked in driveways in the background. See more »

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Rina Marlowe Cord: I like men. Maybe I hate them. I'm not always sure.
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Fictionalized maybe, but very recognizable.
27 December 2005 | by (Toronto Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the finest fictionalized biographies ever presented. Obviously names and places may change, but the image of Howard Hughes shines through in the presentation of Jonas Cord, and the other characters included, or created for the development of this character. Obviously this speaks well of the writing of Harold Robbins, but it took the talents of George Peppard & co. to breathe into it the vibrant life that jumps off the screen into the consciousness of the viewer.

Definitely not a movie to be missed by anyone who is a fan of Harold Robbins!


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