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Becky Sharp (1935)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  28 June 1935 (USA)
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Set against the background of the Battle of Waterloo, Becky Sharp is the story of Vanity Fair by Thackeray. Becky and Amelia are girls at school together, but Becky is from a "show biz" ... See full summary »

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G.P. Huntley ...
George Osborne (as G.P. Huntley Jr.)
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Doris Lloyd ...
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Storyline

Set against the background of the Battle of Waterloo, Becky Sharp is the story of Vanity Fair by Thackeray. Becky and Amelia are girls at school together, but Becky is from a "show biz" family, or in other words, very low class. Becky manages to insinuate herself in Amelia's family and gets to know all their friends. From this possibly auspicious- beginning, she manages to ruin her own life, becoming sick, broke, and lonely, and also ruins the lives of many other "loved ones". In the movie we get to see the class distinctions in England at the time, and get a sense of what it was like for the English military at the time of the Napoleonic wars. Written by Lisa Grable

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Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

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Release Date:

28 June 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lady of Fortune  »

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Budget:

$950,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity System)

Color:

(Cinecolor) (re-release prints)| (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

After the tremendous success of the short La Cucaracha (1934), John Hay Whitney and his cousin Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney formed Pioneer Pictures to produce color films, of which this was the first. See more »

Goofs

In the final scenes, Becky is living in a drab furnished room that is clearly shown to be on the second floor. However, once in the room, a look through a window shows people walking on the street - at the same level as the room itself. See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Future of the Movies (1990) See more »

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Sung by Miriam Hopkins at the cabaret
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Bitterly hysterical

Miriam Hopkins delivers a great performance as a nonchalant woman who cheats her way through society before finding out that what goes around comes around, and of course she must find a way to redeem herself. The color in this film looks a lot better than most people of the day describes it as. And I think the guy who said the color looked like "boiled salmon dipped in mayonese" has had a little too much mayonese. Altogether, I highly recommend this film for anyone who can't seem to find a good movie to watch, because this is the one!


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