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The Betsy

Author: Laurence OlivierRobert DuvallKatharine RossTommy Lee JonesKathleen BellerAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, 1999.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Adapted from a Harold Robbins potboiler, "The Betsy" offers power struggles, incest, adultery, gold digging, and car racing. Laurence Olivier plays a ruthless but fallible auto tycoon with a tortured family history including a weakling son (Paul Rudd), a daughter-in-law he loves too much (Katharine Ross), a resentful grandson (Robert Duvall), and a devoted great-granddaughter (Kathleen Beller) to whom he bequeaths  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Olivier; Robert Duvall; Katharine Ross; Tommy Lee Jones; Kathleen Beller; Daniel Petrie; William Bast; Walter Bernstein; Rita Roland; Mario Tosi; John Barry; Harold Robbins; Allied Artists Productions.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0790739968 9780790739960
OCLC Number: 47251914
Language Note: In English with optional French soundtrack; closed captioned.
Notes: Rated R.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1978.
Credits: Presented by Emanuel L. Wolf ; film editor, Rita Roland ; director of photography, Mario Tosi ; music, John Barry.
Cast: Lawrence Olivier (Number One), Robert Duval (Loren Hardeman III), Katharine Ross (Sally Hardeman), Tommy Lee Jones (Angelo Perino), Kathleen Beller (Betsy).
Description: 1 videodisc (125 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; region 1 ; standard version ; Dolby digital mono.
Other Titles: Harold Robbins' The Betsy
Responsibility: a Harold Robbins International production ; an Allied Artists film ; directed by Daniel Petrie ; produced by Robert B. Weston ; screenplay by William Bast and Walter Bernstein.

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Adapted from a Harold Robbins potboiler, "The Betsy" offers power struggles, incest, adultery, gold digging, and car racing. Laurence Olivier plays a ruthless but fallible auto tycoon with a tortured family history including a weakling son (Paul Rudd), a daughter-in-law he loves too much (Katharine Ross), a resentful grandson (Robert Duvall), and a devoted great-granddaughter (Kathleen Beller) to whom he bequeaths most of his fortune. In the midst of all these family squabbles is racing enthusiast Angelo Perino (a very young Tommy Lee Jones) whom the old man hires to build a revolutionary, ecologically advanced car which will be called The Betsy after his great-granddaughter. Angelo builds The Betsy (the car), seduces Betsy (the great-granddaughter), and even has a fling with Duvall's mistress, played by the haughty Lesley-Anne Down.

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