6.5/10
1,789
43 user 23 critic

The Carpetbaggers (1964)

PG | | Drama, Romance | 21 October 1964 (UK)
Jonas Cord is a disagreeable rich young tycoon on the corporate make, with some subplots about booze, broads and Hollywood in the 1930's.

Director:

Edward Dmytryk

Writers:

Harold Robbins (novel), John Michael Hayes (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Blue Max (1966)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries ambitiously to earn the medal offered for 20 kills.

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Allied agents attempt to infiltrate the Nazis' rocket research site.

Director: Michael Anderson
Stars: Sophia Loren, George Peppard, Trevor Howard
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A real-estate developer buys an antique brass bottle that contains an ancient genie who's determined to fulfill his new master's every wish.

Director: Harry Keller
Stars: Tony Randall, Burl Ives, Barbara Eden
The Victors (1963)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Intelligent, sprawling saga of a squad of American soldiers, following them through Europe during World War II.

Director: Carl Foreman
Stars: Vince Edwards, Albert Finney, George Hamilton
Certificate: Passed Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Army generals struggle with the decision to prioritize bombing the German factories producing new jet fighters over the extremely high casualties the mission will cost.

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson
Comedy | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When the overworked and stressed-out White House presidential shrink runs away, the CEA and the FBR scramble to retrieve him before he could be abducted by various competing foreign intelligence services.

Director: Theodore J. Flicker
Stars: James Coburn, Godfrey Cambridge, Severn Darden
Adventure (1945)
Drama | Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Dark, romantic, complicated drama about a rowdy merchant mariner and sophisticated librarian who clash over their lifestyles and values - and then fall in love.

Director: Victor Fleming
Stars: Clark Gable, Greer Garson, Joan Blondell
The Silencers (1966)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Retired agent Matt Helm is re-activated in order to stop an evil organization from exploding an atom bomb over the USA and starting WWIII.

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Daliah Lavi
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Handsome top-secret American agent Matt Helm must recover a laser-weapons inventor who has been kidnapped by arch-villain Julian Wall.

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Dean Martin, Ann-Margret, Karl Malden
Harriet Craig (1950)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Domineering Harriet Craig holds more regard for her home and its possessions than she does for any person in her life. Among those she treats like household objects are her kind husband ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Sherman
Stars: Joan Crawford, Wendell Corey, Lucile Watson
The Frogmen (1951)
Adventure | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The new commander of a Navy Underwater Demolition Team--nicknamed "Frogmen"--must earn the respect of the men in his unit, who are still grieving over the death of their former commander and resentful of the new one.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Richard Widmark, Dana Andrews, Gary Merrill
Tony Rome (1967)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Tony Rome, a tough Miami PI living on a boat, is hired by a local millionaire to find jewelry stolen from his daughter, and in the process has several encounters with local hoods as well as the Miami Beach PD.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Jill St. John, Richard Conte
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Peppard ... Jonas Cord
Alan Ladd ... Nevada Smith
Carroll Baker ... Rina Marlowe Cord
Robert Cummings ... Dan Pierce (as Bob Cummings)
Martha Hyer ... Jennie Denton
Elizabeth Ashley ... Monica Winthrop
Lew Ayres ... 'Mac' McAllister
Martin Balsam ... Bernard B. Norman
Ralph Taeger ... Buzz Dalton
Archie Moore ... Jedediah
Leif Erickson ... Jonas Cord Sr.
Arthur Franz ... Morrissey
Tom Tully ... Amos Winthrop
Audrey Totter ... Prostitute
Anthony Warde ... Moroni
Edit

Storyline

George Peppard plays a hard-driven industrialist more than a little reminiscent of Howard Hughes. While he builds airplanes, directs movies and breaks hearts, his friends and lovers try to reach his human side, and find that it's an uphill battle. The film's title is a metaphor for self-promoting tycoons who perform quick financial takeovers, impose dictatorial controls for short-term profits, then move on to greener pastures. Written by Jeanne Baker <jbaker@erim.org>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It is unlikely that you will experience in a lifetime all that you will see in... THE CARPETBAGGERS. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1964 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Unersättlichen See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$28,409,547

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,000,000, 31 January 1977
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Embassy Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

3 Channel Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (5.0) (L-R)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Carroll Baker, who played George Peppard's step mother/lover also played his mother 2 years earlier in "How the West was Won". George Peppard is almost 3 years older than Carroll Baker. See more »

Goofs

The story takes place in the 1920s and 1930s, but Carroll Baker's, Martha Hyer's and Elizabeth Ashley's hair styles are strictly 1963 from start to finish. See more »

Quotes

Jonas Cord: [referring to a porn film] As for this, I've seen it. Twice. You had good lighting and a bad director.
See more »

Connections

Version of The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

A pattern for JR and co.
1 July 2002 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

The wealthy family saga has always been an audience's favorite:think "giant" (1956) or "written on the wind"(same year) or "home from the hill"(1960,which featured George Peppard too).The genre became essentially a TV show afterwards,the likes of "Dallas" and "Dynasty".Today,it has almost died down.

"The carpetbaggers" is very unlikely story of a tycoon who pushes the others out of his way and whose heart of stone nobody can break.Add the de rigueur childhood trauma -which,as anyone past infancy should know,explains everything!Around him , a bevy of beautiful women :Caroll Baker,as his attractive mother-in-law(!)Martha Hyer as a would be actress,and Elizabeth Ashley as his deceived wife .Alan Ladd plays a movie star down on his luck ,because of the coming of the talkies.It's his swansong and his last scene with Peppard is impressive.So impressive we could do without the implausible mushy epilogue which follows.

George Peppard is extremely good and it's his performance that saves the movie from tediousness.As for Edward Dmytryk,his best works("the Caine mutiny" "the young lions") were behind him and what came next would be disastrous(notably the western "Shalako" with Brigitte Bardot and Sean Connery)


9 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 43 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed