A look at Miriam Hopkins concentrating on her early 1930s work, including The Smiling Lieutenant, Trouble in Paradise, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and especially Design for Living, perhaps the most sinful of all pre-Code movies. Plus a gallery of Hopkins pre-Code movie ads.
George Raft was originally cast as Trigger in The Story of Temple Drake (1933), but opted out. He feared that the controversial film, based on William Faulkner’s Sanctuary, would ruin his career. Jack La Rue was cast opposite Miriam Hopkins instead. Did Raft make the right choice?