Landmark technicolor, but otherwise very flat indeed. Third version of Vanity Fair
was a troubled production with original director Lowell Sherman dying, Mamoulian starting over. Hopkins always excelled at predatory roles, but unless flawlessly scripted and sat on by a director, her
characterizations invariably went over the top. Watch if you want to see her play to the second balcony, otherwise be on the lookout for rare 1932 version with Myrna Loy. BECKY SHARP wasn't fine enough to make everyone race to film in color; it would take four more years with three mammoth MGM
successes--GONE WITH THE WIND and THE WIZARD OF OZ among them--before it started to ...