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40 Carats -- After a summer fling with a man nearly 20 years her junior while vacationing in Greece, Ann Stanley (Liv Ullmann) returns to New York assuming she'll never see Peter (Edward Albert) again. Until, that is, he unknowingly shows up on her doorstep as a date for her daughter. Surprisingly, both daughter (Deborah Raffin) and mother (Binnie Barnes) warm to the prospect of Ann's romance with Peter, es...


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Release Date:
6 December 1973 (Finland) See more »
All the love and laughter of the Broadway hit! See more »
Forty year old Norwegian-American divorcée Ann Stanley owns her own Manhattan based real estate agency specializing in upscale Manhattan apartments... See more » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination See more »
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Audra McDonald sets two records at Tony Awards
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Liv Ullmann ... Ann Stanley

Edward Albert ... Peter Latham

Gene Kelly ... Billy Boylan
Binnie Barnes ... Maud Ericson

Deborah Raffin ... Trina Stanley

Billy Green Bush ... J.D. Rogers
Nancy Walker ... Mrs. Margie Margolin
Don Porter ... Mr. Latham

Rosemary Murphy ... Mrs. Latham

Natalie Schafer ... Mrs. Adams
Sam Chew Jr. ... Arthur Forbes
Claudia Jennings ... Gabriella
Brooke Palance ... Polly
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eugene Jackson ... Party Dancer (uncredited)
Andrea True ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Milton Katselas 
Writing credits
Jay Presson Allen (stage play adaptation) (as Jay Allen)

Pierre Barillet (play) (as Barillet) &
Jean-Pierre Grédy (play) (as Gredy)

Leonard Gershe (screenplay)

Produced by
M.J. Frankovich .... producer
Original Music by
Michel Legrand 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang  (as Charles B. Lang)
Film Editing by
David E. Blewitt  (as David Blewitt)
Production Design by
Robert Clatworthy 
Set Decoration by
George James Hopkins  (as George Hopkins)
Costume Design by
Jean Louis 
Makeup Department
Virginia Darcy .... hair stylist
Jack Freeman .... makeup artist
Tony Lloyd .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jan Van Uchelen .... hairdresser (uncredited)
Production Management
Mike Frankovich Jr. .... unit production manager
William O'Sullivan .... executive production manager
Yannis Petropoulakis .... production manager: Greece (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Hawks .... assistant director
Dick Moder .... assistant director
Art Department
Joe LaBella .... property master (as Joe La Bella)
Pauline Annon .... sketch artist (uncredited)
Wayne Conard .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Joseph Hurley .... production illustrator (uncredited)
Albert Indrisano .... assistant props (uncredited)
Curtis Jackson .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Edward J. McDonald .... leadman (uncredited)
Don Novack .... swing gang (uncredited)
Dianne Wager .... set designer (uncredited)
Bob Wray .... set designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Al Overton .... sound mixer (as Alfred J. Overton)
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Bruce .... cableman (uncredited)
Raul A. Bruce .... boom operator (uncredited)
Richard Spelker .... boom operator (uncredited)
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt double: Edward Albert (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Arnold L. Rich .... camera operator (as Arnold Rich)
Frank Austin .... best boy (uncredited)
Emmett Brown .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Doug Cook .... second grip (uncredited)
John Englert .... key grip (uncredited)
Harold Hansen .... gaffer (uncredited)
John Monte .... still photographer (uncredited)
Thomas Scott .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Ronald Woodward .... company grip (uncredited)
Steve Yaconelli .... first camera assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Edna Taylor .... costumer: women
Guy C. Verhille .... costume supervisor (as Guy Verhille)
Editorial Department
Ralph James Hall .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Abe Lincoln Jr. .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Ralph James Hall .... music editor (as Ralph Hall)
Michel Legrand .... conductor
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
David Merrick .... producer: stage play
Maury Nemoy .... title design
Julie Pitkanen .... script supervisor
Bob Chasin .... business affairs (uncredited)
Yvonne Ellis .... secretary (uncredited)
Peter Frankovich .... story consultant (uncredited)
Terry Freeman .... secretary (uncredited)
Art Graham .... security (uncredited)
Joe Maffia .... craft service (uncredited)
Eddie Robin .... technical advisor: billiards (uncredited)
Joan Schoenfeld .... secretary (uncredited)
Daniel Vandraegen .... speech consultant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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110 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Plot holes: 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 »
[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 Hustler (1961)See more »
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8 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Plush, but pallid romantic drama..., 24 January 2001
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

As a 40-ish divorcée courting a 22-year-old man, Liv Ullmann (beautiful Norwegian actress in only her second American film) looks like a deer caught in the headlights. She's much too shaky and insecure to warm up to, and her scenes with Edward Albert have no romantic lift (this isn't all Liv's fault, Albert pushes his moments with her in a creepy way, coming off like an overripe gigolo). The good supporting cast includes Binnie Barnes and Deborah Raffin; Gene Kelly is lively playing Liv's ex-husband, although he is forced to go-go dance (such were the times). A wan, somewhat exhausted piece of fluff from the play by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Grédy. *1/2 from ****

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