Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Director: Chester M. Franklin

Cast: Chester M. Franklin, Myrna Loy, Conway Tearle, Barbara Kent

     
 

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First filmed in 1911, William Makepeace Thackeray's satirical novel Vanity Fair has undergone several cinemadaptations, most memorably as the pioneering Technicolor feature Becky Sharp (1935). This 1932 version is perhaps the least known, probably because it has been updated to the 20th century and it isn't terribly good. In her first starring role,

Overview

First filmed in 1911, William Makepeace Thackeray's satirical novel Vanity Fair has undergone several cinemadaptations, most memorably as the pioneering Technicolor feature Becky Sharp (1935). This 1932 version is perhaps the least known, probably because it has been updated to the 20th century and it isn't terribly good. In her first starring role, Myrna Loy plays the modernized Becky Sharp, a crafty lass who'll do anything to advance herself socially, even if it means romancing several older men whom she doesn't love. Going from rags to riches and back again several times, Becky continually bounces back, though the same cannot be said for many of her male companions. Of the large cast, the biggest surprise is former 2-reel comedy star Billy Bevan, who makes a surprisingly effective Joe Sedley (the character played in the 1935 Becky Sharp by Nigel Bruce). Not a classic by any means, Vanity Fair gets by on its curiosity value.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/09/2015
UPC:
0644827119424
Original Release:
1932
Source:
Nostalgia Family
Sales rank:
19,826

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Myrna Loy Becky Sharp
Conway Tearle Rawdon Crawley
Barbara Kent Amelia Sedley
Walter Byron George Osborne
Anthony Bushell Dobbin
Billy Bevan Joseph Sedley
Montagu Love The Marquis of Steyne
Herbert Bunston Mr. Sedley
Mary Forbes Mrs. Sedley
Lionel Belmore Sir Pitt Crawley
Lilyan Irene Polly

Technical Credits
Chester M. Franklin Director
Tom Galligan Cinematographer
Frederick Hugh Herbert Screenwriter
M.H. Hoffman Producer
Gene Hornbostel Art Director
Harry Neumann Cinematographer

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