Becky Sharp Overview:

Becky Sharp (1935) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Rouben Mamoulian and Lowell Sherman and produced by Kenneth Macgowan.


The first Technicolor feature is a loose adaptation of Thackeray's Vanity Fair. Something of a gold digger, little orphan Becky sets her cap for Joseph Sedley, the wealthy brother of her best friend Amelia. But even the dull-witted Joseph realizes that his family would not smile upon such a union and so never proposes. Frustrated, Becky leaves the Sedley household, and using her brains, beauty, and charm, claws her way into the upper class.

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Academy Awards 1935 --- Ceremony Number 8 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActressMiriam HopkinsNominated

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Becky Sharp (Rouben Mamoulian, 1935)

By Judy on Jan 22, 2015 From Movie Classics

This is my contribution to the Miriam Hopkins Blogathon, which is running from January 22 to 25. Please do visit and read the other postings! ?I’ll admit I expected a lot from Becky Sharp.?It has a great star, Miriam Hopkins, in a powerful role giving her plenty of scope, and a great director ... Read full article

Becky Sharp (1935)

By Beatrice on Jul 18, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Becky Sharp Directed by Rouben Mamoulian 1935/USA Pioneer Pictures Corporation First viewing Rouben Mamoulian’s adaptation of Thackeray’s Vanity Fair?is chiefly notable for being the first feature film shot in the three-strip Technicolor process. ?Unfortunately, the print available t... Read full article

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Mrs. Leslie Carter, the legendary Broadway actress from the turn-of-the-century, has an uncredited part as "Woman" in this film. Five years later, Miriam Hopkins would portray Mrs. Carter in the Warner Brothers film _Lady With Red Hair (1940)_.
Preview audiences complained that the sound was unintelligible. RKO re-recorded the entire soundtrack by re-recording their Photophone track on a Western Electric rival process, and then transferred it to the Photophone system for the release print.
The first feature-length three-color film.
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