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The Betsy

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The Betsy (1978)

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The Harold Robbins people. What you dream...they do!

The Betsy is a 1978 film made by the Harold Robbins International Company and released by Allied Artists. It was directed by Daniel Petrie and produced by Robert R. Weston and Emanuel L. Wolf with Jack Grossberg as associate producer. The screenplay was by William Bast and Walter Bernstein, adapted from the novel of the same title by Harold Robbins. The novelist considered The Betsy as the "best movie adaptation of any of his works."[1] The film was the last of the Harold Robbins films to go to screen based on his best selling books, followed by special effects films and primetime soap operas in the 1980s.
The film stars Laurence Olivier, Robert Duvall, Katharine Ross, Tommy Lee Jones, Jane Alexander, Joseph Wiseman, Kathleen Beller, Edward Herrmann, Paul Ryan Rudd, and Lesley-Anne Down.
The Betsy features music composed by John Barry.[2] It was filmed at Rosecliff mansion in Newport Rhode Island.

Release Date: February 9, 1978

Distrib: Allied Artists

Boxoffice: $17,500,000 2013 Adjusted: $61.225,000

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