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The Carpetbaggers (1964)

PG | | Drama, Romance | 9 April 1964 (USA)
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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Dan Pierce (as Bob Cummings)
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'Mac' McAllister
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Bernard B. Norman
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Buzz Dalton
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Jedediah
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Morrissey
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Amos Winthrop
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Moroni
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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9 April 1964 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$28,409,547

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,000,000, 31 January 1977
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(Westrex Recording System) (5.0) (L-R)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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The 4th biggest grossing film of 1964. See more »

Goofs

At about the 2 hour point, Rena and studio stooge, David, are talking in her house. As the camera angles change, the background set switches between a bookcase and a railing behind them while the scene remains the same. See more »

Quotes

Jonas Cord: What's the wildest thing you've ever done?
Monica Winthrop: I hope I haven't done it yet.
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The is a terrific film!
26 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

I have seen this film at least a dozen times and I've enjoyed it more and more with each viewing. George Peppard gives the performance of a lifetime as Jonas Cord, a tycoon modeled after Howard Hughes. Jonas makes his fortune in chemicals, then branches out into aviation and then, most importantly, into Hollywood.

I love the absolute male/female dichotomy in the film. Men are men and women are women, and that's that. Each manipulates the other for their own gains. A lot like real life!

My favorite actor in the film out of a wonderful cast is the eternally youthful Bob Cummings. Bob was 53 when this was filmed and looked about 36. He really knew how to play a role. What a guy!


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