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

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:

Charles Jarrott

Writers:

Dennis Turner (teleplay), C. David Heymann (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Farrah Fawcett ... Barbara Hutton
David Ackroyd ... Graham Mattison (parts 3-6)
Stéphane Audran ... Pauline de la Rochelle
Amadeus August ... Count von Haugwitz-Reventlow (parts 2-4)
Nicholas Clay ... Prince Alexis Mdivani (parts 1-3)
Bruce Davison ... Jimmy Donahue (parts 1-3,5,6)
Carmen Du Sautoy ... Roussie (parts 1-3)
Anne Francis ... Marjorie Post Hutton (parts 1-2)
Sascha Hehn ... Baron Gottfried von Cramm (parts 3-6)
Kevin McCarthy ... Franklyn Hutton (parts 1-4)
Tony Peck ... James Douglas III (part 6)
Zoë Wanamaker ... Jean Kennerly
Clive Arrindell Clive Arrindell ... Prince Troubetzkoy (part 5)
Linden Ashby ... Lance Reventlow - Adult (parts 5-6)
Debbie Barker ... Jill St John (parts 5-6)
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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>

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Armes reiches Mädchen - Die Geschichte der Barbara Hutton See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Barbara first meets nanny Tikki, the building is Highclere Castle aka Downton Abbey. See more »

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

Barbara Hutton: You're a helluva bookkeeper, Daddy!
Franklyn Hutton: Barbara. don't swear, it's not ladylike.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)
(uncredited)
Music by Rube Bloom
Played when Barbara arrives at the Los Angeles fundraiser
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I may be young, but this is FANTASTIC
21 November 2004 | by nicky-bSee all my reviews

My comment isn't so much about the quality of the film itself, Whilst Farrah played the role to a tee, The film if you watched with awe represents to you the value of our existence. All anyone ever really needs in life is validation and the love we find within ourselves and others to make our lives worthwhile. Barbra clearly missed out on a life of happiness, in fact she missed out on the role model's that in society, would shape you in to a person that sees value in your worth. I believe not having known Barbra that more than likely if given the validation of her worth her demise may not have been as it was, I sat in awe and appreciation whilst watching this flick, I remember seeing it on television years ago and it has been in my mind ever since, it impacted my life in many ways, I could relate to it on many levels. I am currently trying to track down a copy that is viewable here in Australia. I hope that for future viewers of this film that you try to find your own personal lesson from it. seeing Barbra's life helped me find the value in my own, its sad to think that maybe if she had have known her value in this world her life may have been fantastic instead of Tragic. Thankyou to Charles Jarrott,the Producer. Fantastic...


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