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Even Though Laurence Olivier was in The Betsy, it's not considered a great movie. It's regarded

more as a trashy 70's movie, (and not in the fun way like Roller Boogie.) It seems like something THIS would show, (but edit.)

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I have to wonder, if TCM will ever show the 1970 "The Adventurers."

This truly turned out to be an epic production, running about 3 Hours.

A big international cast was assembled, including the legendary, one

and only Olivia de Havilland, in what proved to be her very first and only, nude,

bedroom scene!! This is the one thing I will always have

to remember about what one critic called "a classic monument to

extreme bad taste!" It stands to reason that Harold Robbins, while a bit

popular with readers around the globe, failed to ever sort of have a clean

cut, definitive film version that could be considered worthy or have some

artistic merit. Instead, Robbins and for the most part, everything else about

him would remain a joke on pop-culture. He was a writer able to exploit so many

aspects to the flashy side of society and thereby make all things seem pavane in

its own little style. Certainly, the film version of "The Adventurers" was explicit for

its times. The ads for the movie read: Nothing has been left out of The Adventurers.

In the years to follow, a few of the stars that appeared in the film came to regret

their decision to take the money. This was especially the case with Ernest Borgnine

and Candice Bergen.

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