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The Carpetbaggers (1964) was a Drama Film directed by Edward Dmytryk and produced by Joseph E. Levine.

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The Carpetbaggers (1964) (2)

on Nov 25, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

The formula for a Hollywood tale is straight-forward: Watch a semi-despicable protagonist navigate the cruel waters of stardom while meeting thinly veiled representations of real stars, rinse, repeat. ?The Carpetbaggers is the foremost example of this theorem, originally based on a Harold Robbins po... Read full article


The Carpetbaggers (1964) (1)

By Brandy Dean on Oct 27, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

The Carpetbaggers opens with a small bi-plane soaring through the clouds, accompanied by Elmer Bernstein’s gorgeous overwrought score. A solemn narrator tell us that this?the story of “the fictional and fabulous Jonas Cord Jr.” Junior, loosely based on Howard Hughes, proceeds to di... Read full article


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Jonas Cord: What do you want to see on your honeymoon?
Monica Winthrop: Lots of lovely ceilings!


Jonas Cord: What's the wildest thing you've ever done?
Monica Winthrop: I hope I haven't done it yet.


Jonas Cord, Sr.: What are you trying to prove? That you're a man? Well, a man is judged by what's in his head, not in his bed.


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One of the appeals of the Harold Robbins novel on which this was based was guessing which real life figures the main characters were based on: Rina Marlowe is obviously based on Jean Harlow, Nevada Smith seems to be Tom Mix, Jonas Cord is generally believed to be a thinly-disguised Howard Hughes, and Jennie Denton may based on Joan Crawford.
Alan Ladd's last movie.
The early life of Alan Ladd's character that was told in the novel was made into the Steve McQueen film Nevada Smith.
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