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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 »
Genre:
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 »
User Reviews:
Leaves one (carpet)begging for more. 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:
Paramount's highest-grossing film of 1964.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Jonus and Monica are touring the house, they walk into the master bedroom and she says, "adult playroom". Then the walk into the guest room supposedly, but you can tell it is the same door from a different angle, as the three thermostats are on the same side.See more »
Quotes:
Jonas Cord:What do you want to see on your honeymoon?
Monica Winthrop:Lots of lovely ceilings!
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FAQ

Carroll Baker's Diamond-encrusted Gown Was Designed by Whom?
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19 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Leaves one (carpet)begging for more., 30 August 2004
Author: Poseidon-3 from Cincinnati, OH

When a film is based on a Harold Robbin's novel, it's pretty clear that the story isn't going to be about Amish furniture building or love among the hollyhocks. His brand of fiction is usually racy, tawdry and more than a little tasteless, yet readers lap it up, page after page, book after book and moviegoers have lapped at several films based on his work. Unfortunately, since it was 1964, not all the dirt hits the screen this time around. Peppard is the ne'er do well son of a chemical company president who, when his father drops dead in mid tongue-lashing, proceeds to boss everyone around and acquire, acquire, acquire! He doesn't just accumulate businesses and wealth, he also likes to collect women, starting with his own step-mother (Baker) a girl he dated prior to her defection to his father. He marries a sassy young flapper (Ashley), but soon enough is neglecting her, turning her into a clinging nag. He becomes involved in the aeronautics industry and the movie business as well, all the time burning out the men and women around him who do most of the dirty work. Eventually, it takes a wake up call or two to make him see what he's become, but it may be too late for him to change. Peppard gives a very one-note performance. He is great at the forceful, demanding and cold-hearted aspects of the character, but offers no warmth or buried kindness that can allow the audience to care what happens to him. (As the film progresses, he is outfitted with ridiculously made up eyebrows that give him an extra-fiendish look!) Ashley is extremely attractive in a variety of Edith Head concoctions and is the epitome of patience as she lives through Peppard's humiliations. Baker also looks smashing in a wide array of Head's silk robes and slinky evening dresses. Both women have incredibly distinct voices and deliver quite a few amusing and/or suggestive lines of dialogue in their own special way. Several solid and professional actors give decent portrayals as well. Erickson is appropriately tough and overbearing as Peppard's father, Ayres is low-key, but effective, as Peppard's put-upon attorney and Cummings is deliciously slick and sneaky as an opportunistic talent agent. Other good work comes from Ladd as a friendly father figure with a past, Balsam as a cocky studio head, Hyer as a hooker-turned-movie star and Totter as a kindly prostitute. The whole film is lavishly appointed, beautifully scored and full of eye-popping sets, costumes, cars and furnishings. What's ostensibly bad about the film (the tacky storyline, the tart, suggestive dialogue, the unbelievability of the situations) now makes it that much better for an audience that delights in flashy, showy Hollywood cheese. If it had been made only a couple of years later, it could have really been a whopping piece of sexploitation. As it stands, it's more of a tease than anything, but it holds definite rewards for those in the mood. Ladd (who clearly shows the ravages of drink and drugs in this film) would be dead of an overdose within a year. Ashley (who later married Peppard in real life) soon gave up her promising start for about 5 years and never really regained her momentum entirely.

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