The Carpetbaggers
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Based on the best-selling novel from Harold Robbins, this film relates how a wealthy, powerful man continues to be cruel and self-serving until he gets a two-fisted lesson. George Peppard plays Jonas Cord Jr., a man who--though loathing his father--inherits his father's successful business. He soon turns his attention to Hollywood and begins making romance pictures--starring his deceased father's wife (Caroll Baker), whose own romantic affection Jonas proceeds to pursue. Not only does Jonas continue to manipulate and control those close to him, he also abuses his business… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The sleazy pulp film was a blockbuster smash hit upon its release, proving to Hollywood that bad taste pays big dividends."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"One of the all-time great potboilers featuring a powerhouse performance by the always underrated George Peppard."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"The film was a blockbuster back in 1964 and could have been seen as the last word in silver screen sleaze ... at least as far as mainstream America was concerned."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
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