Tag Archives: Miriam Hopkins
The Richest Girl in the World (1934) William A. Seiter, Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Comedy, Romance
Virginia City (1940) Michael Curtiz, Errol Flynn, Miriam Hopkins, Randolph Scott, Action, Drama, History, Romance, Western
Fast and Loose (1930) Fred C. Newmeyer, Miriam Hopkins, Carole Lombard, Frank Morgan, Comedy, Romance
The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) Ernst Lubitsch, Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins, Comedy, Romance, Musical
Becky Sharp (1935) Rouben Mamoulian, Miriam Hopkins, Frances Dee, Cedric Hardwicke, Drama, Romance, War
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.
The Mating Season (1951) Mitchell Leisen, Gene Tierney, John Lund, Miriam Hopkins, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Ellen McNulty leaves her New Jersey hamburger stand and heads west to pay a surprise visit to her son and his new bride. When Ellen arrives, her daughter-in-law mistakes her for the maid she has hired for a big party they are throwing. Rather than cause any embarrassment, Ellen goes along with the charade, which leads to many complications.
The Story of Temple Drake (1933) Stephen Roberts, Miriam Hopkins, William Gargan, Jack La Rue, Drama
Temple Drake is a Southern belle who leads men on with her sexuality but usually leaves them wanting. She’s loved by lawyer Stephen Benbow, whom she likes but doesn’t love. While out carousing with one of her beaux, she finds herself stranded with a gang of bootleggers, one of whom, Trigger, rapes her and makes her his sex slave. When another man is accused of a murder Trigger committed, Stephen defends him and sets out to find Trigger. But he isn’t prepared for whom he finds with Trigger, or what she’s become.