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The Betsy

The Betsy

Laurence Olivier
Director: Daniel Petrie Sr. Cast: Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
, Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
, Katharine Ross
Katharine Ross
Daniel Petrie Sr.

DVD (Wide Screen)



Based on the novel by Harold Robbins, this is the story of Loren Hardeman, Sr., a Midwestern automobile manufacturer (Lord Olivier) who pins his future on The Betsy, a "wonder car" named after his daughter (Kathleen Beller). The Betsy is designed to last practically forever, which doesn't rest well with the "planned obscolence" mindset of the auto industry. Flashbacks cover his career from his 40s to the present, when he is in his 90s. Hardeman, Sr. has a weak-willed son, Hardeman, Jr., (Robert Duvall) who is forced into taking charge of the family business.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/27/2017
UPC: 0888574489052
Original Release: 1978
Rating: R
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:05:00
Sales rank: 47,195

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laurence Olivier Loren Hardeman, Sr.
Robert Duvall Loren Hardeman III
Katharine Ross Sally Hardeman
Tommy Lee Jones Angelo Perino
Jane Alexander Alicia Hardeman
Lesley-Anne Down Lady Bobby Ayres
Joseph Wiseman Jake Weinstein
Kathleen Beller Betsy Hardeman
Edward Herrmann Dan Weyman
Paul Rudd Loren Hardeman, Jr.
Roy Poole John Duncan
Richard Venture Mark Sampson
Titos Vandis Angelo Luigi Perino
Clifford David Joe Warren
Inga Swenson Mrs. Craddock
Carol Williard Roxanne
Charlie Fields Loren III as a Boy
Whitney Blake Elizabeth Hardeman
William Cain Butler
Fred Carney Boardmember #2
Maury Cooper Boardmember #3
Norman Palmer Boardmember #1
Mary Petrie Nurse
Russell Porter Boardmember #4
William Roerick Secretary of Commerce
Reed Morgan Donald

Technical Credits
Daniel Petrie Director
Lee Alexander Sound/Sound Designer
John Barry Score Composer
William Bast Screenwriter
Walter Bernstein Screenwriter
Herman A. Blumenthal Production Designer
Wolfgang Glattes Asst. Director
Jack Grossberg Associate Producer
Dorothy Jeakins Costumes/Costume Designer
James W. Payne Set Decoration/Design
Harold Robbins Producer
Rita Roland Editor
Mario Tosi Cinematographer
Robert Weston Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Betsy
1. Chapter 1 [6:26]
2. Chapter 2 [9:26]
3. Chapter 3 [9:19]
4. Chapter 4 [8:22]
5. Chapter 5 [7:47]
6. Chapter 6 [6:06]
7. Chapter 7 [9:23]
8. Chapter 8 [7:27]
9. Chapter 9 [5:38]
10. Chapter 10 [10:29]
11. Chapter 11 [6:05]
12. Chapter 12 [11:07]
13. Chapter 13 [5:58]
14. Chapter 14 [9:07]
15. Chapter 15 [7:21]
16. Chapter 16 [2:36]
17. Chapter 17 [2:15]

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