MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 25,903 this week

The Richest Girl in the World (1934)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 349 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 6 critic

Dorothy Hunter is an heiress of untold wealth. She believes no one will love her for herself and not for her money, so she pretends to be her secretary Sylvia while Sylvia pretends to be ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(story)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 75 titles
created 19 Mar 2011
 
a list of 546 titles
created 21 Jun 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 28 May 2012
 
a list of 149 titles
created 16 Jul 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Richest Girl in the World (1934)

The Richest Girl in the World (1934) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Richest Girl in the World.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In hard times just after World War I, three ex-fighter pilots manage to land jobs as Hollywood stunt fliers working for dictatorial director Von Furst.

Director: George Archainbaud
Stars: Richard Dix, Mary Astor, Robert Armstrong
The Guardsman (1931)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A Vienna based acting couple make magic when they perform together on stage. Unknown to the theater going public and despite being married for only six months, that magic seems no longer to... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Franklin
Stars: Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Roland Young
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers. The gang's leader lusts after her, and is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his having her.

Director: Stephen Roberts
Stars: Miriam Hopkins, William Gargan, Jack La Rue
Monte Carlo (1930)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Minutes before her wedding to Duke Otto Von Seibenheim, Countess Helene Mara flees, on a whim, to Monte Carlo, where she hopes her luck will save her poor financial state. There, Count ... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Jack Buchanan, Claud Allister
The Old Maid (1939)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The arrival of an ex-lover on a young woman's wedding day sets in motion a chain of events which will alter her and her cousin's lives forever.

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, George Brent
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ann Williams, secretary to eccentric drama critic Frederick Skeates, is persuaded to alter a ruinous review of Shakespearean actor Edmund Davey by Davey's wife Barbara. Davey's 'Othello' ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Reisch
Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Gertrude Lawrence, Sebastian Shaw
Virginia City (1940)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Union officer Kerry Bradford escapes from Confederate Prison and is set to Virginia City in Nevada. Once there he finds that the former commander of his prison Vance Irby is planning to send $5 million in gold to save the Confederacy.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Errol Flynn, Miriam Hopkins, Randolph Scott
Kitty Foyle (1940)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Kitty Foyle, a hard-working white-collar girl from a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania low, middle-class family, meets and falls in love with young socialite Wyn Strafford but his family is against her.

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young woman from a very rich family impulsively marries a reporter, but each assumes the other is the one whose lifestyle must change.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Jean Harlow, Loretta Young, Robert Williams
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: King Vidor
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Miriam Hopkins, Franchot Tone
All of Me (1934)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A professor tires of the direction his life is going and wants to move west, but his girlfriend doesn't understand why he is so dissatisfied.

Director: James Flood
Stars: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, George Raft
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The daughter of a senator from South Dakota visits Manhattan for the first time, eager to see the sights of the big city. While there, she finds herself caught up in an affair with a ... See full summary »

Director: William C. de Mille
Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Phillips Holmes, Irving Pichel
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
Henry Stephenson ...
...
Beryl Mercer ...
Marie
George Meeker ...
Donald
Wade Boteler ...
Franey
Herbert Bunston ...
Cavandish
Burr McIntosh ...
David Preston
Edgar Norton ...
The Butler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Coleman ...
(scenes deleted)
Edit

Storyline

Dorothy Hunter is an heiress of untold wealth. She believes no one will love her for herself and not for her money, so she pretends to be her secretary Sylvia while Sylvia pretends to be Dorothy. The real Dorothy, attracted to handsome young Tony Travers, pushes him to fall in love with the fake Dorothy, believing that if he does, it proves he is only after her money. But Dorothy's scheme is too complicated and begins to backfire, leaving everyone, especially Dorothy, confused about who loves whom. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

secretary | heiress | storm | party | courtship | See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 September 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Pequena Mais Rica do Mundo  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remade as Bride by Mistake (1944) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
early Hopkins and McCrea
22 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Miriam Hopkins was an excellent Broadway actress who found a wonderful career in films, even if she never achieved legendary status. In this 1934 movie, she plays the richest woman in the world, undoubtedly a take-off on Barbara Hutton. Desiring to find a man who can love her for herself and not her money, she and her secretary switch identities when there's a potential suitor around.

The game gets dicey when Hopkins meets the man of her dreams, Joel McCrea, and let's face it, he was the man of many women's dreams - tall, handsome, boyish, and athletic. The story continues from there with the usual mix-ups.

As one of the posters pointed out, the secretary, played by the beautiful Fay Wray, is a married woman, which means that Hopkins is actually posing as a married woman and Wray as a single one - this is a long way of saying the film was probably released before the code hit.

Hopkins and McCrea made a good duo, and good thing, because they appeared together several times. This is a pleasant and short comedy, worth seeing for its stars and '30s ambiance.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
It Should Have Been a Full Comedy Sproketer
Discuss The Richest Girl in the World (1934) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?