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Director:
Writers:
Harold Robbins (novel)
John Michael Hayes (screenplay)
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Release Date:
9 April 1964 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
This is adult entertainment! See more »
Plot:
Jonas Cord is a disagreeable rich young tycoon on the corporate make, with some subplots about booze, broads and Hollywood in the 1930's. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(7 articles)
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fine as a time-filler See more (34 total) »

Cast

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George Peppard ... Jonas Cord

Alan Ladd ... Nevada Smith

Carroll Baker ... Rina Marlowe Cord

Robert Cummings ... Dan Pierce (as Bob Cummings)

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.
Arthur Franz ... Morrissey
Tom Tully ... Amos Winthrop
Audrey Totter ... Prostitute

Anthony Warde ... Moroni

Charles Lane ... Denby
Tom Lowell ... David Woolf
John Conte ... Ed Ellis

Vaughn Taylor ... Doctor
Francesca Bellini ... Cynthia Randall

Lisa Seagram ... Moroni's Secretary
Victoria Jean ... Jo Ann Cord
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Don 'Red' Barry ... Soundman (uncredited)
Paul Baxley ... Stuntman (uncredited)

Lynn Borden ... Starlet in Restaurant (uncredited)
Sue Casey ... Secretary (uncredited)
Roger Christian ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jacqueline D'Avril ... Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)
Henry Dar Boggia ... Photographer at Eiffel Tower (uncredited)

Frankie Darro ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Don Diamond ... Gambler (uncredited)

Ann Doran ... Reporter (uncredited)
Peter Duryea ... Assistant Director (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Kathleen Gately ... Secretary (uncredited)
Charles Giorgi ... Magazine Rep at Eiffel Tower (uncredited)
Virginia Graham ... Reporter (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Len Hendry ... Reporter (uncredited)
Gladys Holland ... French Nurse (uncredited)
Joel Lawrence ... Assistant Theatre Manager (uncredited)
Frank London ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Don Lynch ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Walter Maslow ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ed McCready ... Reporter (uncredited)
John McKee ... Joe Magro - Pilot (uncredited)
William Meader ... Photographer (uncredited)
Max Power ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Simon Prescott ... Reporter (uncredited)
Allan Ray ... Townsman (uncredited)
Walter Reed ... Monica's Lay-out Artist (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Theater Manager (uncredited)

James Sikking ... Reporter (uncredited)
Robert Strong ... Sheriff (uncredited)

Joe Turkel ... Reporter (uncredited)
Glenn R. Wilder ... Stuntman (uncredited)
Dick Winslow ... Reporter (uncredited)
Fred Zendar ... Photographer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Edward Dmytryk 
 
Writing credits
Harold Robbins (novel "The Carpetbaggers")

John Michael Hayes (screenplay)

Produced by
Joseph E. Levine .... producer
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph MacDonald (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Bracht 
 
Art Direction by
Hal Pereira 
Walter H. Tyler  (as Walter Tyler)
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Arthur Krams 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair style supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Gary Morris .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Sherry Wilson .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Frank Caffey .... production manager (uncredited)
William W. Gray .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael D. Moore .... assistant director (as D. Michael Moore)
 
Art Department
Gordon Cole .... props (uncredited)
Robert McCrillis .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John R. Carter .... sound recordist (as John Carter)
Charles Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Jim Miller .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Bud Parman .... boom operator (uncredited)
Bill Wistrom .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
George Barrows .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Baxley .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dewey Wrigley Jr. .... assistant camera
Duke Callaghan .... camera operator (uncredited)
Norbert Haring .... grip (uncredited)
Art Say .... still photographer (uncredited)
Dominic Seminerio .... grip (uncredited)
Chet Stafford .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John A. Anderson .... costumer (uncredited)
Glenita Dinneen .... costumer (uncredited)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Gildo Scarano .... costumer (uncredited)
Ruth Stella .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Elmer Bernstein .... conductor (uncredited)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Claire Behnke .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Frank London .... dialogue coach
Richard Mueller .... technicolor color consultant
Frank Tallman .... pilot: Fairchild KR-21 (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
150 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (35 mm optical prints) (Westrex Recording System) | 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) (Westrex Recording System) | Mono (35 mm optical prints) | 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)
Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Norway:15 | Portugal:17 (censored version) | Sweden:15 | UK:X | USA:Approved (original release) | USA:PG (re-rating) (1972) | West Germany:18 (original rating) | West Germany:12 (re-rating)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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 »
Quotes:
Jonas Cord:What do you want to see on your honeymoon?
Monica Winthrop:Lots of lovely ceilings!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Twisted Sex Vol. 17 (1998) (V)See more »

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Carroll Baker's Diamond-encrusted Gown Was Designed by Whom?
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
fine as a time-filler, 28 April 2004
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

Harold Robbins' potboiler comes to the screen, trying to be something it isn't. Main character Jonas Cord is supposedly based on Howard Hughes, but George Peppard doesn't really convince in this role. Perhaps you need more than just good looks to be a trash fiction hero. Alan Ladd, in his final role, plays Nevada Smith, older friend of Cord and washed-up movie star – the role was played by Steve McQueen in a later film – and is okay, but again, somehow not quite right. Carroll 'Baby Doll' Baker is Cord's predatory step-mother; Elizabeth Ashley, Leif Erickson, Robert Cummings, Lew Ayres, Audrey Totter and Martha Hyer also contribute.

Perhaps the problem with 'The Carpetbaggers' is that it is never in danger of progressing beyond a simmer and the film really needs more to do the novel justice. This aside, it is fairly enjoyable as a time-filler and has moments enough not to completely disappoint: it also pointed the way for the glossy US soap operas of the 1970s and 1980s.

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