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21 September 1934 (USA) See more »
Dorothy Hunter is an heiress of untold wealth. She believes no one will love her for herself and not for her money... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Miriam Hopkins ... Dorothy Hunter

Joel McCrea ... Anthony 'Tony' Travers

Fay Wray ... Sylvia Lockwood
Henry Stephenson ... Jonathan 'John' Connors

Reginald Denny ... Phillip Lockwood
Beryl Mercer ... Marie, Dorothy's Maid
George Meeker ... Donald
Wade Boteler ... Jim Franey
Herbert Bunston ... Dean Cavandish, Chief Trustee
Burr McIntosh ... David Preston
Edgar Norton ... Binkley, The Butler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Coleman ... (scenes deleted)
Harry Bowen ... Pinky (uncredited)
William Burress ... Haley's Editor (uncredited)
Edward Cooper ... Jones - Butler (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Dance Extra (uncredited)
William Gould ... Second Trustee (uncredited)
Fred Howard ... Haley - Reporter (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Valet (uncredited)

Selmer Jackson ... Dr. Harvey (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Elevator Starter (uncredited)
John Marshall ... (uncredited)
Buddy Roosevelt ... Dance Extra (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Dance Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Seiter 
Writing credits
Norman Krasna (story and screenplay)

Leona D'Ambry  contributor to adaptation and continuity (uncredited)
Jerry Hutchinson  contributor to continuity (uncredited)
Glenn Tryon  contributor to comedy construction (uncredited)

Produced by
Pandro S. Berman .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Nicholas Musuraca (photographed by) (as Nick Musuraca)
Film Editing by
George Crone (edited by)
Art Direction by
Charles M. Kirk  (as Charles Kirk)
Van Nest Polglase 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rex Bailey .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
John E. Tribby .... recordist
Special Effects by
Harry Redmond Sr. .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Louie Anderson .... grip (uncredited)
Ernest Bachrach .... still photographer (uncredited)
Music Department
Max Steiner .... musical director
Max Steiner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
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76 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)
Australia:G | USA:Approved (PCA #164) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Dorothy:Well, I'm not romantic. Its just not my nature. But, I'm awfully glad for you, Donald. I hope you'll be happy.
Donald:Thanks. You're a peach.
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The Poor Little Rich Girl, 7 May 2012
Author: wes-connors from Earth

"The Richest Girl in the World" is reclusive Miriam Hopkins (as Dorothy Hunter). She attracts men, but wonders if it is possible to find true love. After breaking off an engagement, Ms. Hopkins meets attractive Joel McCrea (Anthony "Tony" Travers) in her regular guise, pretending to be pretty secretary Fay Wray (as Sylvia). Hopkins uses Ms. Wray to switch roles, so she can play pool rather than attend business meetings. When Mr. McCrea meets Hopkins, he is quite taken, but winds up on a canoe date with Wray, instead. Hopkins and Wray's husband Reginald Denny (Phillip "Phil" Lockwood) knock their boat over. Hopkins decides to test McCrea by encouraging him to pursue "fake" heiress Wray. It sounds silly, but everyone manages to make it mildly engaging. Norman Krasna's script even received an "Oscar" nomination. Mentor Henry Stephenson (as Connors) and maid Beryl Mercer (as Marie) are also good.

****** The Richest Girl in the World (9/21/34) William A. Seiter ~ Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Reginald Denny

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