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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" family, or in other words, very low class. Becky manages to insinuate herself in Amelia's family and gets to know all their friends.
- Rouben Mamoulian, Lowell Sherman
- 3 min
Becky Sharp is a 1935 American historical drama film directed by Rouben Mamoulian and starring Miriam Hopkins who was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar. Other supporting cast were William Faversham, Frances Dee, Cedric Hardwicke, Billie Burke, Alison Skipworth, Nigel Bruce, and Alan Mowbray.
The triumph of technicolor. Robert Edmond Jones is responsible for the superb color design, Rouben Mamoulian directed, Miriam Hopkins plays Becky. A picture that cost a fortune and will probably...
- Rouben Mamoulian
- mystery and thriller, drama
- RKO Pictures
Nov 15, 2011 · A clever, intelligent, funny, and entertaining movie, Becky Sharp is notable for being the first full Technicolor feature film. Sadly, this DVD release has not been minted from the restored print many of us would have wanted to see. Curious, since the recent version of Thackeray's "Vanity Fair" would make such a release fortuitous.
Becky Sharp released in 1935 and based on the play of the same name by Langdon Mitchell, which in turn is based on the William Makepeace Thackeray's novel "Vanity Fair". It tells the story of a lower-class girl who insinuates herself into an upper class family, only to see her life and the lives of those around her destroyed.
- 167 min
BECKY SHARP wasn't fine enough to make everyone race to film in color; it would take four more years with three mammoth MGM successes--GONE WITH THE WIND and THE WIZARD OF OZ among them--before it...
Becky Sharp is a definite milestone movie, the kind that shouldn’t be allowed to fade away. Only a few years after it was made, the little company that produced it sold it off to a second-tier distributor, who cut it down and made prints in the two-color Cinecolor system.
Famous as the first full-length feature produced in 3-strip Technicolor, here's the original trailer for 'Becky Sharp'.
- 3 min
- Robert Berryman