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The Betsy

The Betsy
Decent
5.2
37
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Original title
The Betsy (AKA Harold Robbins' The Betsy)
Year
1978
Running Time
120 min.
Country
 United States
Director
Daniel Petrie
Screenwriter
William Bast, Walter Bernstein
Music
John Barry
Cinematography
Mario Tosi
Cast
Laurence Olivier, Robert Duvall, Katharine Ross, Tommy Lee Jones, Jane Alexander, Lesley-Anne Down, Joseph Wiseman, Kathleen Beller, Edward Herrmann, Paul Rudd, Roy Poole, Richard Venture, Titos Vandis
Production Co.
Harold Robbins International Company
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
The patriarch of a family-owned corporation hires a young race car driver to help him design a fuel efficient car in secrecy. They face resistance from the president of the company (the patriarch's grandson), who wishes to eliminate the motor car division because of bad blood between himself and his grandfather. During flashbacks, a parallel set of problems is revealed in the family's past, problems that persist into the present, and the race car driver gets deeper into the web of deception and corporate intrigue.
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