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The Betsy Details


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


Laurence Olivier
as Loren Hardeman, Sr.
Robert Duvall
as Loren Hardeman III
Katharine Ross
as Sally Hardeman
Tommy Lee Jones
as Angelo Perino
Jane Alexander
as Alicia Hardeman
Lesley-Anne Down
as Lady Bobby Ayres
Joseph Wiseman
as Jake Weinstein
Kathleen Beller
as Betsy Hardeman
Edward Herrmann
as Dan Weyman
Roy Poole
as John Duncan
Richard Venture
as Mark Sampson
Titos Vandis
as Angelo Luigi Perino
Clifford David
as Joe Warren
Carol Williard
as Roxanne
Charlie Fields
as Loren III as a Boy
Whitney Blake
as Elizabeth Hardeman
Fred Carney
as Boardmember #2
Maury Cooper
as Boardmember #3
Mary Petrie
as Nurse
Reed Morgan
as Donald
Whitney Blake
as Elizabeth Hardeman
Mary Petrie
as Nurse
Fred Carney
as Boardmember #2
Maury Cooper
as Boardmember #3


Daniel Petrie
Jack Grossberg
Walter Bernstein
William Bast
Mario Tosi
John Barry
Composer (Music Score)
Rita Roland
Herman A. Blumenthal
Production Designer
Jack Grossberg
Associate Producer
Wolfgang Glattes
First Assistant Director