Poor Little Rich Girl : The Barbara Hutton Story

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The true story of one of the richest women in America – heiress to the Woolworth fortune. She had vast wealth and seven husbands, but never found lasting love.

ACTORS  :  Farrah Fawcett, David Ackroyd, Stéphane Audran

YEAR OF RELEASE  :  1987

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Poor Little Rich Girl : The Barbara Hutton Story  This sprawling bio-pic is about Barbara Hutton, heiress to the immense Woolworth store fortune. She was married 8 times. Cary Grant was one of her husbands. He was the only one to renounce all claims to her fortune, yet the couple were called “Cash and Cary”. Hutton’s life took her to exotic locales like Denmark and Morocco. Nearly all of her husbands treated her poorly. A social butterfly, she was a bad mother to her only son whose death in a plane crash broke her heart.

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What I got out of this movie of life of the rich and famous

Poor Little Rich Girl : The Barbara Hutton Story  I love this picture, The portrayal of the late great Barbara Hutton was exceptionally done by Farrah Fawcett, and the rest of the cast was also very professional and great. The amount of hardship and loneliness one has to face when they have all the money in the world and all the people in her life that was suppose to make it easier for her only made it that much more sad. I felt sad for this rich woman as she grows into one of the country’s wealthiest woman and only to find she is alone in life, and in love. With a few rare exceptions of real happiness and love, she is more to be pitied than envied. She is rich only in monetary value, not in life, Barbara Hutton is defiantly the poorest little rich girl I’ve ever read about her seen. I felt for her throughout the entire movie and even cried at the end when she dies a lonely, broken, broke woman. I can only say that it was then and there that I learned that money does not buy happiness or friends. I wonder if this particular television movie will soon be released on DVD as I cannot locate it anywhere.

A fascinating must watch and terrific cast too

This is one of the best biographical miniseries ever made. The fascinating life of Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton is told to perfection here. Very entertaining and well cast and acted. Really enjoyable from her sad childhood through the many marriages to her death. The screenplay is very good. It’s told chronologically – no needless jumping around in time. It shows both the triumph and tragedy of her life but doesn’t dwell too much on the sordid or unpleasant like some of the new biopics. It’s much better than the Doris Duke TV movie with Lauren Bacall and Richard Chamberlain – that one was depressing. The locations are beautiful from South of France and Venice to Morocco. Farrah Fawcett did a superb job. She is beautiful here and shows a lot of range. The supporting cast are all very well cast – especially those who played her many husbands. Some of the outstanding supporting cast drawn from European and US actors include Carmen du Sautoy as her sister in law, James Reed as Cary Grant, Nicholas Clay as her first husband the list goes on. The actor who played Court Raventlow is good too. Bruce Davison as cousin Jimmy is a scene stealer. The score is very suited too. They don’t make miniseries like this anymore.

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