The Carpetbaggers

Synopsis: George Peppard plays a hard-driven industrialist more than a little reminiscent of Howard Hughes. While he builds airplanes, directs movies and breaks hearts, his friends and lovers try to reach his human side, and find that it's an uphill battle. The film's title is a metaphor for self-promoting tycoons who perform quick financial takeovers, impose dictatorial controls for short-term profits, then move on to greener pastures.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Edward Dmytryk
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
150 min

What are you trying to prove?

That you're a man?

Well, a man is judged

by what's in his head...

not in his bed.

You dried-up, impotent old man.

You ought to be glad

somebody in this family

still has what it takes.

otherwise, that

so-called wife of yours, Rina,

might think there was something

wrong with all of us Cords.



Age 48. Survivors, wife Rina

Marlowe Cord and Jonas Cord, Jr.

Cause of death,

encephalic embolism.

That's medical for

''blood clot on the brain.''

Will you accept it or

do you want an autopsy?

Can you put down heart attack?

I'm afraid I can't do that.

Then keep it confidential.

I'll make the public

announcement my own way.

Its your privilege.

I'll file it

and have my girl

send you copies.

The German contracts.

They're supposed

to be signed tomorrow.

Who's going to do it?

I am.


I said I am.

You don't need

McAllister's permission.

Yes, Junior.

And don't you ever

call me Junior again.

Oh. Those people outside.

Give them $5,000, get a release

and kick them out.

Suppose, suppose

they won't take it?

Denby, their mother knows

she sent that girl

to trap me into marriage,

and I can prove it.

Yes, Junior, uh, Jonas.

Give the news

to the factory help.

Tell them they get

the rest of the week off,

a five percent

increase in wages,

and see to it they

attend the funeral to a man.

Got it?

Yes, Jonas.

Five percent increase?

But why?

Because next week

I'm going to ask them

to work 20/ harder.

Yes, Jonas.


I drew up your father's will.

He held 90/

of the stock in his name

and it's yours.

You'd better get it

probated right away.

Looks like I'm going to need

a personal consultant

and lawyer--

someone like you, Mac.


A hundred thousand a year

to start.

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John Michael Hayes

John Michael Hayes (11 May 1919 – 19 November 2008) was an American screenwriter, who scripted several of Alfred Hitchcock's films in the 1950s. more…

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