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Release Date:
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)
Crew verified as complete

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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)

Did You Know?

Donald:[Scratches his shot at the pool table] Ohhh!
Dorothy:Little drunkie, huh?
Donald:Just a little.
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Remade as Verdens rigeste pige (1958)See more »


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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Gee, Now Who Didn't Think They Were Talking About Barbara Hutton?, 19 October 2005
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

The Richest Girl in the World in 1934 meant Barbara Hutton. Her exploits made her the Paris Hilton of the day. Did anyone seriously think that by titling the lead character Dorothy Hunter that RKO wasn't trying to cash in on Hutton's reputation?

Miriam Hopkins as Dorothy Hunter is naturally concerned with both privacy and wanting to know if she would really be marrying someone for love. She's hatched a scheme with her secretary Fay Wray to in public exchange identities. But that may come to an end soon as Fay is looking to marry Reginald Denny.

But along comes Joel McCrea who's got his own ideas about supporting himself in the true McCrea tradition. Hopkins crushes out on him big time and he falls for her thinking she's the secretary.

I can't say more, but any movie fan can take this plot from here. Still the leads are at their best and the film is good entertainment.

But who was RKO kidding?

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