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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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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
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The original Broadway production of "40 Carats", adapted for the English language in the USA by Jay Presson Allen from the French play "Quarante Carats" (1967) written by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Grédy, after two previews, opened at the Morosco Theater in New York on 26th December 1968, and ran for 780 performances, before it closed on 7th November 1970.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
[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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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Binnie Barnes Steals the Show, 18 May 2011
Author: drednm from United States

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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