Weston and Emanuel L. Wolf with Jack Grossberg as associate producer. The screenplay was written by William Bast and Walter Bernsteinadapted from the novel of the same title by Harold Robbins.

The novelist reportedly considered The Betsy the "best movie adaptation of any of his works. A fading family-owned automobile manufacturer and its owners pin their hopes for a return to profitability on a new model named for the great-granddaughter of the firm's founder.

The aging Loren Hardeman Sr. An obvious parallel exists between this fictional character and that of Henry Ford. His grandson, Loren Hardeman III, now runs the company as president, but has diversified into other fields and is concerned that the auto division is not as lucrative as it kathleen beller die betsy pool was and might even need to be eliminated.

A young auto racer, Angelo Perino, has been secretly commissioned to develop a groundbreaking fuel-efficient car. He juggles romantic relationships with a British royal, Lady Bobby Ayres, and the young Betsy, who is about to turn 21 and inherit kathleen beller die betsy pool fortune, including the new car that her great-grandfather is naming in her honor. The older Hardeman is not the man he used to be, but he is not ready to kathleen beller die betsy pool aside forever.

It shows GremlinPacerand Kathleen beller die betsy pool models being built and painted on AMC's assembly line serving as the factory of the fictitious Bethlehem Motors. The Betsy features music composed by John Barry. A review by automobile industry expert Alex Taylor noted that the filmmakers did not show believable characters and realistic dialogue.

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Most of the reviews of the film were negative. Chicago Tribune reviewer Gene Siskel offered a damning critique of the film:. Of course "The Betsy" is trash. That's what it's supposed to be. That's what its audience wants, the same huge audience that buys every one of News zu kimberly guilfoyle upskirt Robbins' trashy novels.

An advertisement for the film claims that "the most dynamic, sexy, powerful people are Harold Robbins people. How else do you explain the following tasteless scene, which inexplicably occurs in the middle of a saga of an automotive scion's attempt to build one last great car. In action that lasts one minute, the scion's 5-year-old grandson watches his homosexual father blow his brains out in a car.

Then the crying kid runs upstairs to his mother's bedroom only to discover that Mom is shacked up with Gramps! It would be easy to laugh off that scene as just so much tastelessness, yet I can't help but think that some of the upright folks who patronize "The Betsy" for scenes like that are the same people who also complain about the horrible kathleen beller die betsy pool their children are exposed to in a fine film like " Saturday Night Fever.

Now, if you're thinking that if you caught me in private I might admit that "The Betsy" is a good trashy movie, well, don't bet on it. I did enjoy last year's " The Other Side of Midnight ," and it was a good trashy movie. Because there was a joy-of-performing quality to it. By comparison, "The Betsy" characters take themselves too seriously. What might have improved this film is just one character, at some point in all the madness, standing up and screaming, "God, what a sick group of people!

It's The Damnedset in Grosse Pointe. Or, as Tennessee Williams might drawl, it's about 'a lotta things, honey—greed, lust, vice, homosexuality, incest, suicide, murder, and puttin' on airs. The Medveds wrote that "another Harold Robbins book bites the dust as a wretched, melodramatic film. The Betsy. Release date. Running time. The Betsy kathleen beller die betsy pool ed.

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