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Vanity Fair (1932)

 -  Drama  -  15 March 1932 (USA)
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This cinematic adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel stars Myrna Loy in her first starring role.

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This cinematic adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel stars Myrna Loy in her first starring role.

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Dreadfully bad early talkie - just awful
5 September 2003 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

This is an example of a film that SHOULD be lost. It is inept in every category- poor acting, poor direction, poor cinematography, poor editing. Allied Artists was one of those fly by night studios in early talkies Hollywood that lasted only two years (1931-32) with only 23 films (mostly westerns) in its output. That this survived at all is probably due to the lacklustre presence of future star, Myrna Loy.

It is a modern dress quickie based on the major characters and major interactions of Thackeray's classic novel and is a total bore. Loy is barely acceptable in the lead and shows no cunning, no craft. Sharp, after all, is one of literature's supreme sociopaths and Loy plays her as if she is spending the whole film trying to find a missing purse.

The sound is dreadful as well - more ambient noise than dialogue and of course with no musical underscoring. Avoid this one!


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