Monday, October 18, 2010
Happy Birthday: Miriam Hopkins!
Miriam Hopkins (October 18, 1902 – October 9, 1972) was an American actress known for her versatility in a wide variety of roles such as:
Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1932). Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a scientist who unleashes the beast within. Cast: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart. Dir: Rouben Mamoulian.
Richest Girl in the World, The (1934). To put off fortune-hunters, an heiress trades places with her secretary. Cast: Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea, Fay Wray.
Wise Girl (1937) . A rich girl plays poor to win over a Greenwich Village artist. Cast: Miriam Hopkins, Ray Milland, Walter Abel. Dir: Leigh Jason.
Old Maid, The (1939). Cast: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, Jane Bryan. Dir: Edmund Goulding.
Please click to view Old Maid movie review.
Lady With Red Hair (1940) . An actress hopes to regain her lost son by making it to the top. Cast: Miriam Hopkins, Claude Rains, Richard Ainley. Dir: Curtis Bernhardt.
Virginia City (1940). A rebel spy poses as a wild West dance hall girl. Cast: Errol Flynn, Miriam Hopkins, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Please click to view Virginia City movie review.
Heiress, The (1949) .A plain young woman's money makes her prey to fortune hunters. Cast: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson. Dir: William Wyler.
List of Miriam Hopkins films I have seen:
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
1939 The Old Maid
1940 Virginia City
1949 The Heiress
1951 The Mating Season
1961 The Children's Hour
1966 The Chase