The Carpetbaggers (1964) was a Drama Film directed by Edward Dmytryk and produced by Joseph E. Levine.
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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Monica Winthrop: I hope I haven't done it yet.
Rina Marlowe Cord: I like men. Maybe I hate them. I'm not always sure.
Jonas Cord: [referring to a porn film] As for this, I've seen it. Twice. You had good lighting and a bad director.
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One of the actresses tested for the lead role was Katharine Ross, who was working in a theater group in San Francisco at the time and was brought down to Los Angeles to test. She didn't get the part, but executives at Universal Pictures saw her test, liked it and signed her to a long-term contract.
Once considered so racy it was advertised as being "for adults only", this film was recently restored for its DVD release, and resubmitted to the MPAA for a rating. Indicating how much standards have changed in four decades, it was given a PG.
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