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Forty year old Norwegian-American divorcée Ann Stanley owns her own Manhattan based real estate agency specializing in upscale Manhattan apartments. She lives with her seventeen year old daughter Trina Stanley, and her mother, Maud Ericson, who acts more the teenager than Trina. Largely because of her uptight and regimented attitude, Ann has had no love in her life since divorcing her ex-husband, character actor Billy Boylan, an irresponsible man who she still loves as a friend and who she sees whenever he is in town between acting jobs and whenever he needs money from her. Ann's uptight attitude seems to have softened slightly ever since returning from a trip to Greece with Maud. What she has not told anyone is that her softened attitude is from a romantic one night only liaison with a young American man she met by happenstance by an out of the way Greek beach, he who tried to get her to be more carefree, if only for that one night. Purely by coincidence, she meets that man again in ... Written by Huggo

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She's a divorcee. She's forty. She's engaged... to a younger man. See more »

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40 karat  »

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Jay Presson Allen's English language stage adaptation of the source French play "Quarante Carats" (1967) by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Grédy was used for the production of this movie. See more »

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That red cover was supposedly Peter's campsite but you can clearly see a man adjusting it in the background as Peter talks about them being seen "only by the gods and goddesses". See more »

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[Mrs. Adams is looking at the apartment listings]
Mrs. Adams: This one here that's not too bad. 1080 Park Avenue. What's the cross street?
Margie Margolin: 88th Street.
Mrs. Adams: Oh no, that's too far uptown. Couldn't you give me the same apartment in the 60's?
Margie Margolin: No. It's attached to the building.
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References The Graduate (1967) See more »

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In Every Corner of the World
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
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Surprisingly good.
3 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

"40 Carats" is a surprisingly good movie. While Ullmann and Albert have little chemistry together, they nevertheless make a sweet pair, because they are both enormously appealing individually. Gene Kelly adds a few nice moments and leads a likable supporting cast. The film is slightly overlong but more mature than you might think.


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