Added by on 2014-10-06


Drama (1935) 84 minutes ~ Color


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.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian, Lowell Sherman

Writers: William Makepeace Thackeray (novel), Langdon Mitchell (play), Francis Edward Faragoh (screenplay)

Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Frances Dee, Cedric Hardwicke




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