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1963. George Peppard, Martha Hyer - The carpetbaggers - s74

 

1963. George Peppard, Martha Hyer - The carpetbaggers

1963. George Peppard, Martha Hyer - The carpetbaggers

The Carpetbaggers is a 1964 American drama film directed by Edward Dmytryk, based on the best-selling 1961 novel The Carpetbaggers by Harold Robbins. It stars George Peppard as Jonas Cord, a character based loosely on Howard Hughes, and Alan Ladd in his last role as Nevada Smith, a former western gunslinger turned actor. Carroll Baker, Martha Hyer, Bob Cummings, and Elizabeth Ashley also star.

The film is a landmark of the sexual revolution of the 1960s, venturing further than most films of the period with its heated sexual embraces, innuendo, and sadism between men and women, much like the novel, where "there is sex and/or sadism every 17 pages". wikipedia


Directed by Edward Dmytryk

Screenplay by John Michael Hayes

Based on "The Carpetbaggers" by Harold Robbins

Produced by Joseph E. Levine

Cinematography - Joseph MacDonald

Edited by Frank Bracht

Music by Elmer Bernstein

Color process Technicolor Production company Embassy Pictures

Distributed by Paramount Pictures

Release date 09 April 1964