The Carpetbaggers

  • 1964
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

THE CARPETBAGGERS is first-rate trash--and trash of so high a caliber is not easy to find. Deny it though he might, Harold Robbins obviously used parts of the life of Howard Hughes as the basis for his major character, Jonas Cord (Peppard). The other roles are not so easily distinguishable, but most of them appear to be melanges of many business and Hollywood...read more

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George Peppard stars in the movie version of Harold Robbins' The Carpetbaggers (1964), loosely based on Howard Hughes' early Hollywood career.

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  • Review: THE CARPETBAGGERS is first-rate trash--and trash of so high a caliber is not easy to find. Deny it though he might, Harold Robbins obviously used parts of the life of Howard Hughes as the basis for his major character, Jonas Cord (Peppard). The other roles… (more)

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