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Release Date:
28 June 1935 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Set against the background of the Battle of Waterloo, Becky Sharp is the story of Vanity Fair by Thackeray... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Miriam Hopkins ... Becky Sharp

Frances Dee ... Amelia Sedley

Cedric Hardwicke ... Marquis of Steyne

Billie Burke ... Lady Bareacres

Alison Skipworth ... Miss Crawley

Nigel Bruce ... Joseph Sedley

Alan Mowbray ... Rawdon Crawley
G.P. Huntley ... George Osborne (as G.P. Huntley Jr.)
William Stack ... Pitt Crawley
George Hassell ... Sir Pitt Crawley

William Faversham ... Duke of Wellington
Charles Richman ... General Tufto
Doris Lloyd ... Duchess of Richmond
Colin Tapley ... William Dobbin
Leonard Mudie ... Tarquin
May Beatty ... Briggs
Charles Coleman ... Bowles
Bunny Beatty ... Lady Blanche
Finis Barton ... Miss Flowery
Olaf Hytten ... The Prince Regent
Pauline Garon ... Fifine
Jimmy Robinson ... Sedley's Page

Elspeth Dudgeon ... Miss Pinkerton
Tempe Pigott ... The Charwoman

Ottola Nesmith ... Lady Jane Crawley
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joan Arnold ... Girl (uncredited)
Billie Bellport ... Girl (uncredited)
Mrs. Leslie Carter ... Woman (uncredited)
Margaret Dee ... Young Girl (uncredited)

Gaston Glass ... British Officer (uncredited)

Creighton Hale ... British Officer (uncredited)

Stuart Hall ... (uncredited)
Keith Hitchcock ... British Officer (uncredited)
Viola Moore ... Laura - Girl at School (uncredited)
Pat Nixon ... Ballroom Dance Extra (uncredited)

C. Montague Shaw ... British Nobleman (uncredited)
Reginald Sheffield ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Pat Somerset ... British Officer (uncredited)

John Warburton ... Beau Brummel (uncredited)

Directed by
Rouben Mamoulian 
Lowell Sherman (uncredited; started film, died, replaced by Rouben Mamoulian)
 
Writing credits
William Makepeace Thackeray (novel "Vanity Fair") (as Thackeray)

Langdon Mitchell (play "Becky Sharp")

Francis Edward Faragoh (screenplay) (as Francis Edwards Faragoh)

Produced by
Kenneth Macgowan .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ray Rennahan 
 
Film Editing by
Archie Marshek  (as Archie F. Marshek)
 
Production Design by
Robert Edmond Jones (designed in color by)
 
Makeup Department
Max Factor .... makeup artist: Technicolor (uncredited)
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
George E. Kann .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Argyle Nelson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
George Hazenbush .... properties
Wiard Ihnen .... associate art director (as W.B. Ihnen)
 
Sound Department
Earl A. Wolcott .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Harry Redmond Sr. .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Wayne .... chief electrician (as Bert Wayne)
W. Howard Greene .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Roy Webb .... musical director
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bernhard Kaun .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Max Steiner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Russell Lewis .... dance director
George E. Kann .... business manager (uncredited)
John London .... production assistant (uncredited)
Elizabeth McGaffey .... researcher (uncredited)
Paul Snell .... publicist (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Lady of Fortune" - USA (reissue title (cut version))
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Runtime:
84 min | USA:67 min (re-issue version)
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Color:
Color (Cinecolor) (re-release prints) | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Canada:G (Ontario) | USA:Unrated | USA:Approved (PCA #735)

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Trivia:
Being the first three-strip Technicolor film, the color at the time did not look too realistic; one critic commented that the cast looked like boiled salmon dipped in mayonnaise.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
(Techni)colorful dialogue, 23 August 2002
Author: rsyung from United States

I just had the pleasure of seeing the restored version of "Becky Sharp", and, like others who had taped this back in the bad old days of nearly monochromatic, public domain copies of this title, the improvement amounts to seeing an entirely different film. The use of color was striking and surprisingly well considered. As a writer, I found the dialogue delightfully rich in the manner of what were admittedly more sophisticated films of the 30's. Make no mistake, other than the admirable use of 3-strip Technicolor on its first feature film outing, this is no masterpiece--Mamoulian's name in the credits notwithstanding. But compared to today, with dialogue now largely dismissed as unnecessary to filmed "entertainment", it was brilliant. I could finally hear 90% of it, whereas in the old Cinecolor print, most of it was unintelligible. What pains me is that audiences seem unable (or unwilling) to enjoy dialogue that was meant to be listened to and appreciated on its own account. I heard nary a chuckle during any the witty ripostes of which Beck Sharp has its(and her) fair share of. A shame.

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