But rina marlow was the celebrated screen goddess no man could master. Unfortunately, since it was 1964, not all the dirt hits the screen this time around. The term carpetbagger refers to an outsider relocating to exploit locals. People whose lives came together, then moved apart. The carpetbaggers is a realistic, tough, ruthless, outspoken novel of men and women who always take more than they give. The prequel nevada smith 1966 was also based on a character in the novel. A legendary masterpiece a story of money and power, sex and death jonas cord coveted his fathers fame, fortune, even his young, beautiful wife. George peppard who inherits his fathers business and who has no scruples in romance nor business until his older friend, nevada smith alan laddwhose performance here was his last knocks some sense into him. The carpetbaggers 1961 was the most successful of phenomenally successful author harold robbins novels. This may be slightly anecdotal, but it is reputed to be the fourth most read book in history. Inventory is updated weekly, if not more frequently, so browse often. This 1964 film version was also extremely successful. The carpetbaggers is a 1961 bestselling novel by harold robbins, which was adapted into a 1964 film of the same title. Her sizzling sensuality might inflame and enthrall millions, but her personal boudoir was no hollywood fantasy.
Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. A few movies have been made based on parts of this book. It is filled with sin and success as the sharply drawn characters search endlessly for love and power, to dominate others even at the expense of selfdestruction. Award founder john wilsons book the official razzie movie guide. Buy the carpetbaggers by harold robbins from amazons fiction books store. Elmer bernstein the carpetbaggers music from the motion. Find the carpetbaggers by robbins, harold at biblio. Ian parker described the book as a roman a clefit was generally thought to have been inspired by the life of howard. When his father died, jonas swore to possess them all.
Based in the far northwest reaches of the chicago suburbs, carpetbagger books specializes in literary fiction and modern firsts. Jonas cord is a disagreeable young tycoon whos building planes, directing films and catting around on the corporate make in 1930s hollywood. Set in the 20s and 30s and based on harold robbins book, this drama chronicles the life of millionaire jonas cord, jr. Like jacqueline susanns valley of the dolls and its. Harold robbins the carpetbaggers was a bad book that was made into dirty movie. 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. The carpetbaggers is a 1964 american drama film directed by edward dmytryk, based on the bestselling novel the carpetbaggers by harold robbins.293 675 1127 1349 174 911 1341 304 87 872 360 1152 346 1408 260 992 621 875 224 272 13 827 1133 293 1368 593 1316 90 18 634 1386 1282 503 577 1088 754 843 485 208 1207