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21 September 1934 (USA) See more »
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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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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Miriam Hopkins ... Dorothy

Joel McCrea ... Tony

Fay Wray ... Sylvia
Henry Stephenson ... Connors

Reginald Denny ... Phillip
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)
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
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)
Certification:
Australia:G | USA:Approved (PCA #164) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Worth Watching for the Cast, 4 September 2009
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Richest Girl in the World, The (1934)

** (out of 4)

Miriam Hopkins plays Dorothy Hunter, the richest girl in the world who also happens to be a recluse. Mrs. Hunter always sends her secretary (Fay Wray) out to pretend to be here. One day at a party Hunter, pretending to be the secretary, meets a man (Joel McCrea) who claims that he could fall in love with a rich woman even if she didn't have money. This RKO comedy was certainly inspired by Barbara Hutton, who at the time really was the richest girl in the world. The built up love story was probably the creation of someone in the RKO front office but the end results are fairly disappointing considering the cast involved. The story itself is the biggest problem as is goes from A to B to C without anything new being done and by the time the film is over you can't help but feel as if you've witness nothing but one cliché after another. The highlight of the film would be a scene where McCrea and Wray are out in a canoe when a jealous Hopkins comes up in a large part to tip them over. This sequence was a very funny one but there aren't too many laughs after it. McCrea and Hopkins made enough films together to be charming and they do that here. The two of them bring their characters to life even though the screenplay doesn't offer them much. Wray is also pretty good in her role but again, the screenplay doesn't give you anything. In the end this is a completely forgettable movie that most people will overlook so unless you're a fan of the stars then it's best to just keep this one in the vault.

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