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40 Carats 1973 PG CC

4.5 out of 5 stars (79) IMDb 6.3/10

After a summer fling with a man nearly 20 years her junior while vacationing in Greece, Ann Stanley (Liv Ullmann) returns to New York assuming she'll never see Peter (Edward Albert) again. Until, that is, he unknowingly shows up on her doorstep as a date for her daughter. Surprisingly, both daughter (Deborah Raffin) and mother (Binnie Barnes) warm to the prospect of Ann's romance with Peter, es...

Starring:
Liv Ullmann, Edward Albert
Runtime:
1 hour, 48 minutes

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Genres Comedy
Director Milton Katselas
Starring Liv Ullmann, Edward Albert
Supporting actors Gene Kelly, Binnie Barnes, Deborah Raffin, Billy Green Bush, Nancy Walker, Don Porter, Rosemary Murphy, Natalie Schafer, Sam Chew Jr., Claudia Jennings, Brooke Palance, Eugene Jackson, Andrea True
Studio Columbia Pictures
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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All the other reviewers of this movie have focussed on Liv Ullman and Gene Kelly. They are great in this film. But I found the real charm in the young man, as portrayed by Edward Albert. (Green Acres' Eddie Albert's son.) His role as a confident, self-assured young man, hot in pursuit of Liv, was fabulous. He conveyed humor, irony, self-deprecation and raw sex-appeal. He was even better than in his award winning role in "Butterflies Are Free". HE made the film for me, but all-in-all, I agree that this film is a joy and not to be missed.
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This is an uplifting, cozy film about a May-December romance.
The characters are wonderful and you wish you can hang out with
them. Very funny and I can't believe it isn't out on DVD. See
it if you like warm 70's flicks. Gene Kelly is great.
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This is a feel-good movie about a May-December romance.The story begins in romantic Greece and revolves around Liv Ulman trying to resist her "infatuation" with a younger man. A supporting role by Gene Kelly also helps to make this movie a gem. The impact on her family, his family and herself makes for a delicious comedy that has a...well you'll have to enjoy it for yourself to see how it all works out!
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Do not buy this movie. It is manufactured on demand, which means they're working with a lower quality print. It is a letterbox movie but the film is in 1:33, which is pan and scan. It's unfortunate that this movie has not been release. It is a personal favourite of mine and the scene stealer is a very youthful, Edward Albert,Jr. Sadly, he passed away about a year after his father and his lover in the film, Liv Ullman, has outlasted him. Smoking ended his life prematurely. That's another not for all of you smokers. Give it up now before it kills you. Oh, and wait for a legitimate release of the dvd in letterbox or bluray and then make the purchase.
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Years ago, I saw this story when it was on Broadway, right after the original leading lady left the show. She was replaced by June Allyson and Tom Poston played the Gene Kelly role. Anyway, the story and cast were wonderful. Just yesterday I remembered that I'd seen the movie version and thought it was about time I added it to my DVD collection. What a disappointment to find out it was only available in VHS. While I'd love to have it, I've had too much trouble with old videotapes deteriorating and in one case getting jammed in the videotape player and costing a fortune to have it repaired.

Hollywood (or whoever needs to hear this), PLEASE issue 40 Carats on DVD.
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Forty Carats is the frothy Broadway comedy typical of Broadway several decades ago. This film version is given a greater dimension with the casting of foreign actress Liv Ullman in the leading role. Ullman gives this comedy a greater degree of poignancy and depth. In this story about a 40-ish woman being romanced by a man almost half her age, one can see that Ullman was clearly too young for the part. Although this fact works against her performance, Ullman's extraordinary skill as an actress makes us believe in her plight and you end up rooting for a happy ending. Forty Carats has a good supporting cast. Film veteran Binnie Barnes is delightful as Ullman's mother and hoofer Gene Kelly plays a pivotal role as Ullman's ex-husband. The beautiful Deborah Raffin made her film debut as Ullman's daughter. But this is Ullman's movie all the way and she makes this film worth watching.
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An enjoyable romantic comedy set in NYC and Greece. It's the story that clearly inspired "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," but is quite a bit better (and funnier) in my view. Nancy Walker (Rhoda, a zillion other shows) and Mrs. Howell from Gilligan's Island are just a few of the great actors in this gem of a film.

And while you're at it, what about the DVD of the other 1973 Liv Ullman film, "Lost Horizon?" There's an audience for this if a decent job is done on mastering/transferring.
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It is time this film was brought out on DVD so that younger generations can discover its magic for themselves.
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