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The Carpetbaggers -- onas 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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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:
A True Hollywood Classic See more (36 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)

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
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (5.0) (L-R)
Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | 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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Once considered so racy it was advertised as being "for adults only", this film was re-released in 1972, and resubmitted to the MPAA for a rating. Indicating how much standards had changed in nearly a decade, it was given a PG (the PG-13 rating having not been created yet).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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, Sr.:What are you trying to prove? That you're a man? Well, a man is judged by what's in his head, not in his bed.See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A True Hollywood Classic, 13 October 2008
Author: ZenVortex from United States

This is an impressive movie that scores big in every way. The direction, cinematography and acting are superb, making this sprawling epic a true Hollywood classic.

The all-star cast makes the most of complex, well-defined characters and sharp, witty dialog. The sets are lavish, colorful, and decadent. The cinematography delivers gorgeous eye-candy with an abundance of vivid, beautifully composed shots. Edward Dmytryk's direction is exemplary and the storyline of power, corruption, and redemption is an engrossing saga with some nice plot twists and a happy ending.

George Peppard gives a scintillating performance as a ruthless tycoon (inspired by Howard Hughes), fully inhabiting the role and expertly navigating the complex motivations of a powerful young man relentlessly driven by his inner demons. The rest of the cast weaves a rich tapestry of supporting relationships with convincing performances all round.

This is a terrific movie reminiscent of Citizen Kane and not to be missed.

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