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40 Carats (1973)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  6 December 1973 (Finland)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Ann Stanley
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Trina Stanley
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J.D. Rogers
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Mrs. Margie Margolin
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Mrs. Adams
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Arthur Forbes
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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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Forty Carats  »

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Considered for the role of Ann Stanley were Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Joanne Woodward, Doris Day, Glenda Jackson, Shirley MacLaine and Sophia Loren before original director William Wyler, under doctor's orders, bowed out of the production. He was replaced by Milton Katselas. 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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In Every Corner of the World
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
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Binnie Barnes Steals the Show
18 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Based on a hit Broadway play that won a Tony Award for Julie Harris, 40 CARATS is a comedy about a 40-ish woman who is pursued by a 22-year-old man. Liv Ullmann, looking very pretty, stars as the New York City realtor who meets the young man (Edward Albert) while on vacation in Greece. By coincidence (and a big one) he meets her again when he shows up for a blind date with her daughter (Deborah Raffin). It turns out he's from a wealthy family which interests Ullmann's swinging mother (Binnie Barnes).

Into this mix are Ullmann's first husband (Gene Kelly), her secretary (Nancy Walker), a hick from Texas (Billy Green Bush), a customer (Natalie Schafer), and Albert's parents (Don Porter, Rosemary Murphy).

The plot revolves around the machinations and misconceptions of who is dating who and is it proper for Ullmann to marry a much younger man.

Ullmann is good as the "middle-aged" woman. Albert is sort of creepy. Kelly is annoying as is Green Bush. Walker gets in a few zingers. Raffin is a blank. But in her final film appearance the 70-year-old Binnie Barnes (looking decades younger) steals every scene she's in as a swinging grandmother who's always borrowing Raffin's clothes and can't wait to hit the dance floor. This role was played by Glenda Farrell on Broadway.


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