The Carpetbaggers Poster

Release Date: May 9th, 1964

DVD Release Date: April 22nd, 2003

PG|2 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
When playboy Jonas (George Peppard) inherits his father's industrial empire, he expands it by acquiring an aircraft factory and movie studio. His rise to power is ruthless. He marries and then quickly abandons sweet, bubbly Monica (Elizabeth Ashley) ; turns his young, attractive stepmother, Rina (Carroll Baker), into a self-destructive actress; and manages to disappoint even his closest friend, cowboy movie star Nevada (Alan Ladd). Is Jonas beyond redemption?

Cast: George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Carroll Baker, Bob Cummings, Martha Hyer, Elizabeth Ashley, Lew Ayres, Martin Balsam

Director: Edward Dmytryk

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Paramount

Keywords: Wife, 1960s, Brash, Engaging, Melodramatic, Marriage, Temptation, Rise


Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture