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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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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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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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During the first meeting between Peter and Ann, there is a comment that they are alone on the beach/ coast. However, another person can be seen in the background at what could be an archaeological dig. 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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An Enduring Love Story
26 October 2001 | by (Phoenix, AZ U.S.A) – See all my reviews

In her usual intense style, Liv Ullmann gives a likable performance as "40 something" Ann Stanley. While vacationing in Greece, Ann has a chance meeting with "20 something" Peter Latham, endearingly played by Edward Albert. Much to Peter's disappointment, Ann quietly disappears in the early morning hours, leaving him with little more than a one night stand. Peter later returns home to New York, where one evening, as he arrives to pick up a date, his date's mother appears at the door and it is none other than Ann Stanley, his one night stand from Greece. This chance meeting sets the scene for some very awkward moments and great comedy. I've never found myself rooting for a "May-December" romance so enthusiastically. Gene Kelly, Binnie Barnes and Deborah Raffin are wonderful in their supporting roles. "40 Carats" is one of those films that was such a pleasant surprise for me and I've never understood why it has been so overlooked. Give it a chance. I think you'll really enjoy it.


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