The Carpetbaggers

It is unlikely that you will experience in a lifetime all that you will see in... THE CARPETBAGGERS.
3.3K ratings
Price: $14.50
List Price: $14.99
You Save: $0.49 (3% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 5-7 business days
Format:  DVD-R
item number:  738GY

DVD Features:

  • Released: May 26, 2020
  • Originally Released: 1964
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , , , , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Original story by
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 7


User Ratings: 1,015
Rating: 4/5 -- One of the all-time great potboilers featuring a powerhouse performance by the always underrated George Peppard.
Fantastica Daily
Oct 8, 2005
...The movie is physically sumptuous...
USA Today
Mar 13, 1996
The Carpetbaggers has the outsize awfulness of Holly- wood at its worst, multiplied by a large cast and much supposedly shocking action that clearly comes from the much more outspoken novel. Full Review
The Spectator
Jul 12, 2018
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. Full Review
Slant Magazine
Apr 19, 2003
Rating: C -- The sleazy pulp film was a blockbuster smash hit upon its release, proving to Hollywood that bad taste pays big dividends. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Mar 30, 2007

Product Description:

Power and sex are at the heart of this adaptation of Harold Robbins's soap opera bestseller, set in the 1930s and loosely based on the life of Howard Hughes. George Peppard stars as Jonas, a hard-drinking young aircraft tycoon who starts going off the deep end when his tyrannical father (Leif Erikson) dies. After reclaiming the girl his father stole from him (Carroll Baker), Jonas starts producing movies--at first to help his old friend, a silent-film star struggling to make the transition to sound (Alan Ladd) but eventually to placate his out of control ego. After numerous failed marriages and ever-worsening alcoholism, Jonas finally makes an effort to face the demons of his past, but it may be too late.

Director Edward Dmytryk (THE YOUNG LIONS, RAINTREE COUNTY) enlivens this sprawling film with his sense of character and period detail. Peppard is fine as the lead, and Alan Ladd unusually accessible as the aging cowboy star, Nevada Smith. The women in the cast, though, have little to do except manipulate the men for money and sex. Fans of this sort of thing, however, should find such shallowness merely part of the racy, sudsy fun.

Plot Synopsis:

This entertaining adaptation of Harold Robbins's novel of greed and sex recreates the early days of Hollywood. After his father dies, a ruthless young aircraft tycoon gets mixed up in numerous romantic and business shenanigans in the movie industry. Among the women he gets involved with are a flapper, who he marries and treats horribly, and a blonde beauty he transforms into a sex symbol. Meanwhile, a cowboy star who's an old pal from his past attempts to reform him.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: April 9, 1964.
  • THE CARPETBAGGERS was Alan Ladd's final screen appearance, and the film debut for actress Elizabeth Ashley.
This product is made-on-demand by the manufacturer using DVD-R recordable media. Almost all DVD players can play DVD-Rs (except for some older models made before 2000) - please consult your owner's manual for formats compatible with your player. These DVD-Rs may not play on all computers or DVD player/recorders. To address this, the manufacturer recommends viewing this product on a DVD player that does not have recording capability.
Studio Vaults

Similar Products


Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 7,081
  • UPC: 032429342911
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 9am-9pm, Saturday: 11am-6pm, Sunday: Closed (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (Eastern Time)