MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,373 this week

Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  16 November 1987 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 250 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 2 critic

The true story of one of the richest women in America - heiress to the Woolworth fortune. She had vast wealth and seven husbands, but never found lasting love.

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (book)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3148 titles
created 07 Jan 2012
 
a list of 188 titles
created 22 Jan 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 16 Sep 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 07 Mar 2013
 
a list of 239 titles
created 15 Jul 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (TV Movie 1987)

Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (TV Movie 1987) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story.
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Extremities (1986)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A woman takes revenge on the man who invades her home and tries to rape her.

Director: Robert M. Young
Stars: Farrah Fawcett, James Russo, Alfre Woodard
The Burning Bed (TV Movie 1984)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.

Director: Robert Greenwald
Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Paul Le Mat, Richard Masur
Silk Hope (TV Movie 1999)
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A fun-loving woman (Farrah Fawcett) returns to the North Carolina farm where she grew up and tries to prevent it from being sold by her sister.

Director: Kevin Dowling
Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Brad Johnson, Ashley Crow
Farrah's Story (TV Movie 2009)
News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Alana Stewart, Eric Esrailian
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A woman's husband is murdered and she and her lover must find the killer or stand accused of doing it themselves.

Director: Lamont Johnson
Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Jeff Bridges, John Wood
The Substitute Wife (TV Movie 1994)
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In Nebraska, in pioneer days, a woman who knows she is going to die asks a prostitute to replace her with her husband and four children in order to make it possible for them to keep their family farm.

Director: Peter Werner
Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Lea Thompson, Peter Weller
Murder in Texas (TV Movie 1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Story of Texas heiress Joan Robinson who married plastic surgeon, John Hill. Her father, Ash is suspicious of Hill, thinking that he married Joan for money which he used to buy a house and ... See full summary »

Director: William Hale
Stars: Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, Farrah Fawcett
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Biography of billionaire tobacco heiress Doris Duke looks at her bizarre lifestyle, including her troubled childhood, her world traveling for audiences with mystics, a face lift at age 79, ... See full summary »

Director: John Erman
Stars: Lauren Bacall, Richard Chamberlain, Mare Winningham
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young, jobless woman stays in bed, reads, talks on the phone, smokes cigarettes, makes fresh coffee, and tries on some clothes from a large wardrobe.

Director: Andy Warhol
Stars: Edie Sedgwick
Between Two Women (TV Movie 1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

This story focuses on the changing relationship between two women, a mother and her daughter-in-law, over a 14 year span. The first is a domineering, self righteous and flamboyant former ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Avnet
Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Colleen Dewhurst, Michael Nouri
Margaret Bourke-White (TV Movie 1989)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Lawrence Schiller
Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Frederic Forrest, David Huddleston
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Michael Carlin, a teacher, has been having an affair with a much younger fellow teacher Carolyn Warmus. When his wife is murdered, the police suspect him due to inconsistencies in his alibi... See full summary »

Director: Joyce Chopra
Stars: Joe Penny, Jenny Robertson, Richard Lewis
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Barbara Hutton
David Ackroyd ...
Graham Mattison
...
Pauline de la Rochelle
Amadeus August ...
Count von Haugwitz-Reventlow
Nicholas Clay ...
Prince Alexis Mdivani
...
Jimmy Donahue
Carmen Du Sautoy ...
Roussie
...
Marjorie Post Hutton
Sascha Hehn ...
Baron Gottfried von Cramm
...
Franklyn Hutton
Tony Peck ...
James Douglas III
...
Jean Kennerly
Clive Arrindell ...
Prince Troubetzkoy
...
Lance Reventlow - adult
Debbie Barker ...
Jill St John
Edit

Storyline

This sprawling bio-pic is about Barbara Hutton, heiress to the immense Woolworth store fortune. She was married 8 times. Cary Grant was one of her husbands. He was the only one to renounce all claims to her fortune, yet the couple were called "Cash and Cary". Hutton's life took her to exotic locales like Denmark and Morocco. Nearly all of her husbands treated her poorly. A social butterfly, she was a bad mother to her only son whose death in a plane crash broke her heart. Written by <doctorsundar@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

16 November 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Armes reiches Mädchen - Die Geschichte der Barbara Hutton  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts) | (6 parts) | (short)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In the first scene, set in 1917, the North tower of the World Trade Center is shown, which wasn't built until 1970. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Donahue: I may be a queen, but at least I earned MY title!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in DVD-R Hell: Poochinski (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

That Certain Feeling
(uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Played at the party while Barbara and Jimmy dance
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Simply mesmerizing.
6 May 2014 | by (Bailey Downs!) – See all my reviews

I went into this film knowing nothing about it. I didn't know who Barbara Hutton was nor what kind of lifestyle she led. I sat through the entire near 4 hour run of this film and every second is worth it.

I will be honest, this movie packs a lot of plot in so I will keep it as short as I can. Barbara Hutton inherited her Grandfather's fortune, who was F. W. Woolworth, but her mother committed suicide when she was young and every person she meets either wants to get control of her money or acts like she can buy off her happiness, which includes the many men she marries.

Now the acting is fantastic. While Farrah Fawcett doesn't look like how Barbara did in real life (I looked up her photo), through the emotion she portrayed of just loosing a son, it was amazing, and that was only in the last third of the film, the rest packed with more situations equally as tragic and Fawcett puts in exactly the right amount of emotion. You get emotionally drawn into the situation and characters because the actors were emotionally drawn into the situation and their characters. And from what I have read about her life, this miniseries is pretty accurate towards what happened. If you also take a look almost none of the actors look like the real people they're portraying but in the end, that doesn't matter, every single one of them puts in the amount of effort required for their role.

Now the one thing I have to complain about is that the version of the film I have is not fully restored as in, it looks like an 80's TV miniseries and of something that is legit, there are numerous shots where the boom mic is seen at the top of the shot. I don't know if they didn't think it was worth another take or if they thought they could get away with it but, either way, its pretty distracting. There is one more thing, the makeup for the actors is almost, for the first half of the movie, non existent in increased age. I mean Barbara's father lived until he was 63 and they cast a man who was nearly at that age for the entirety of the film and they don't even try to hide it. Maybe it was a limitation of the network but again, its still distracting.

Overall this film is a well made dramatic retelling of the life of a woman who, sadly, had a pretty bad life and this movie does everything it can to tell her side of the story and it does so incredibly well. I suggest if you hold even the remotest of interest in this film, see it.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD Anyone tmalone-3
Great Miniseries fernandezal

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?