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Director:
Writers:
Jay Presson Allen (stage play adaptation)
Pierre Barillet (play) ...
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Release Date:
6 December 1973 (Finland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She's a divorcee. She's forty. She's engaged... to a younger man.
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(12 articles)
Joan Fontaine obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 16 December 2013, 9:16 AM, PST)

Joan Fontaine, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 96
 (From EW.com - Inside Movies. 15 December 2013, 5:03 PM, PST)

Julie Harris obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 25 August 2013, 4:00 PM, PDT)

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Cast

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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)
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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)
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
110 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The original Broadway production of "40 Carats", written by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Grédy and adapted by Jay Presson Allen, opened at the Morosco Theater in New York on December 26, 1968, ran for 780 performances and received a 1969 Tony Award for Best Actress (Julie Harris). Allen's adaptation was used for this production.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
References The Graduate (1967)See more »
Soundtrack:
In Every Corner of the WorldSee more »

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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Liv Ullmann in a comedy:, 26 April 2007
Author: Galina from Virginia, USA

"40 Carats" - a light and cheerful comedy is the only comedy I've seen Liv Ullmann in. She plays Ann Stanley, forty years old Manhattan Real Estate agent divorcée who lives with her mother and 16 years old daughter. On her vacation in Greece, she meets 22 years old Peter Latham (Edward Albert), and they spend the night together. Ann quietly disappears into the early morning hours, leaving him with the memories of the night and nothing else - no address or telephone number. Peter later returns to New York, where one evening he arrives to pick up a date for the evening. Guess, who his date's mother is?

What follows is, IMO, funny and charming romantic comedy with wonderful supporting performances from Gene Kelly (as Ann's first annoying husband), Binnie Barnes and Deborah Raffin. I've read some comments that Liv was miscast and was not comfortable playing such a light comedy after all the profound and tragic characters she had played for Bergman. I don't think so. For me, one of the most memorable scenes of the film is the one after Liv (Ann) returns home from her vacation and is asked what Greece was like? Ann turns to face a camera, smiles, and says, "Greece glows under the sun" - but it is her face, her smile, her eyes that glow. If ever the saying, the eyes are the soul's mirror, is true, it is about Liv's eyes. There are kindness, tenderness, strength, and something even more attractive than beauty itself in them - the goodness of her soul.

"40 Carats" was a very pleasant surprise for me. I hope that it will be released on DVD soon and become available for all admirers of Liv Ullmann and of funny and clever romantic comedies.

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