The Carpetbaggers ★★ 1964 (PG)
Uncannily Howard Hughesian Peppard wallows in wealth and women in Hollywood in the 1920s and 1930s. Spayed version of the Harold Robbins novel. Ladd's final appearance. Followed by the prequel “Nevada Smith.” Introduced by Joan Collins. 150m/C VHS, DVD . George Peppard, Carroll Baker, Alan Ladd, Elizabeth Ashley, Lew Ayres, Martha Hyer, Martin Balsam, Robert Cummings, Archie Moore, Audrey Totter, Leif Erickson, Tom Lowell; D: Edward Dmytryk; W: John Michael Hayes; C: Joe MacDonald; M: Elmer Bernstein. Natl. Bd. of Review '64: Support. Actor (Balsam).