Harold Robbins' The Betsy

Format: DVD 2006
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Audio Visual DVD BETSY
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  DVD BETSY
Penn Hills Library Audio Visual DVD BET
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  DVD BET
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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Automobile industry and trade -- Drama.
Automobile racing -- Drama.
Feature films.
Publisher Burbank, Calif. :Warner Home Video,2006
Edition Full screen ed.
Other Titles Betsy.
Contributors Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989.
Duvall, Robert.
Ross, Katharine, 1940-
Jones, Tommy Lee, 1946-
Beller, Kathleen, 1955-
Petrie, Daniel.
Bast, William.
Bernstein, Walter.
Robbins, Harold, 1916-1997. Betsy.
Participants/Performers Lawrence Olivier (Number One), Robert Duval (Loren Hardeman III), Katharine Ross (Sally Hardeman), Tommy Lee Jones (Angelo Perino), Kathleen Beller (Betsy).
Other Contributors Directed by Daniel Petrie ; produced by Robert B. Weston ; screenplay by William Bast and Walter Bernstein ; presented by Emanuel L. Wolf ; film editor, Rita Roland ; director of photography, Mario Tosi.
Language English
English or French dialogue. Closed captioned.
Notes Rated R.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1978.
Title from container.
Based on the novel by Harold Robbins.
System Details DVD, region 1.
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1419816985
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