Vanity Fair (1932 film)

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Vanity Fair
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Chester M. Franklin
Produced by M. H. Hoffman
Written by F. Hugh Herbert
Based on the novel by William Thackeray
Starring Myrna Loy
Conway Tearle
Barbara Kent
Anthony Bushell
Cinematography Tom Galligan
Harry Neumann
Edited by Mildred Johnston
Chester M. Franklin Productions
Distributed by Allied Pictures
Release dates
  • March 15, 1932 (1932-03-15)
Running time 78 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Vanity Fair is a 1932 American drama film directed by Chester M. Franklin and starring Myrna Loy, Conway Tearle and Anthony Bushell. The film is modernized adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel of the same name with the original Regency-era story reset in Twentieth Century Britain. Three years later Thackeray's novel was adapted again as Becky Sharp, the first three-strip technicolor film.


An ambitious and ruthless young woman advances from the position of governess to the heights of British society.

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This movie is sometimes said to be Myrna Loy's first ever starring role in a movie, but is not. Myrna Loy's first starring role in a movie was Turn Back the Hours (1928). Her second starring role was Hardboiled Rose (1929), and her third starring role was The Jazz Cinderella (1930), making this movie Loy's fourth starring role in a movie.[citation needed]


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