Originally Posted by wmcclain
That second photo is Leif Erickson, so I would go with THE CARPETBAGGERS. I have only the dimmest memory of the film.
Very good. The Carpetbaggers
It seems that much of the world has forgotten Harold Robbins who during his career sold over 750 million books, more than J.K. Rowling. He is credited as being an important part of the sexual revolution of the 60's - "as important as the pill
, Playboy and pot". His trashy steamy potboiler novels would come along at just the right time to cash in on the emerging sexual mores. The Carpetbaggers
is purported to be the fourth most read book in literature to which many folk on the AVS Forum would think - huh?
I was in my first year in the military when this movie was released and believe me as an 18 year old it didn't take much to titillate me so I saw it several times. I read the book which has way more sexual content than the movie, which is true of all of his novels turned into movies. The DVD was released in 2003 and has become somewhat of a collector's item, available copies are over priced. It's not available on Netflix so I paid VUDU $5 to stream this HDX movie in a fit of nostalgia, which looked good but not great.
It was everything I remembered with lines like:
"You're the meanest, cruelest, most loathsome thing I've ever met."
"You're just like me. You can't make love to anyone you like."
"Oh yes, yes. Oh damn it, yes!"
I've always been fond of Alan Ladd and this was his last movie, he died soon after. His Nevada Smith
character inspired a prequel in 1966 starring Steve McQueen.
For a complete rundown on the storyline (spoilers) check out this review.Cool Cinema Trash
Couldn't have said it better myself.