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Sylvia Scarlett (1935) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

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DVD Review: Katharine Hepburn in Sylvia Scarlett (1935) and Undercurrent (1946)

By KC on Sep 22, 2017 From Classic Movies

A new wave of Katharine Hepburn flicks recently released on DVD from Warner Archive drew me to a pair of titles that, while not among her most celebrated, were of interest to me because of their unusual quirks. Sylvia Scarlett (1935) and Undercurrent (1946) vary in critical, box office and artistic ... Read full article


Sylvia Scarlett (1935)

By Beatrice on Jun 3, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Sylvia Scarlett Directed by George Cukor 1935/USA Radio Pictures First viewing This box-office bomb has everything going for it but a coherent script. ?Sylvia Scarlett (Katharine Hepburn) has lost her mother and her father (Edmund Gwenn) is an embezzler. ?They flee France for England, Sylvia disgu... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: SYLVIA SCARLETT (1935)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 22, 2012 From Virtual Virago

Before they made well-remembered classics like Bringing Up Baby (1938) and The Philadelphia Story (1940), Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant first starred together in the more obscure Sylvia Scarlett (1935), a George Cukor picture with a plot straight out of Shakespeare’s play book. The story, a... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: SYLVIA SCARLETT (1935)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 22, 2012 From Virtual Virago

Before they made well-remembered classics like Bringing Up Baby (1938) and The Philadelphia Story (1940), Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant first starred together in the more obscure Sylvia Scarlett (1935), a George Cukor picture with a plot straight out of Shakespeare’s play book. The story, a... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: SYLVIA SCARLETT (1935)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 22, 2012 From Virtual Virago

Before they made well-remembered classics like Bringing Up Baby (1938) and The Philadelphia Story (1940), Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant first starred together in the more obscure Sylvia Scarlett (1935), a George Cukor picture with a plot straight out of Shakespeare’s play book. The story, a... Read full article


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Michael Fane: [speaking to Sylvia dressed as a boy] "I say, uh! I know what it is that gives me a queer feeling when I look at you. There's something in you to be painted."


Sylvia Scarlett: Well, we're all fools sometimes. Only you choose such awkward times.


Michael Fane: I say! I know what it is that gives me a queer feeling when I look at you.


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Facts about

Howard Hughes visited the set one day, landing his amphibious plane near the beach where they were filming. Hughes said he stopped by to say hello to his good friend Cary Grant but in actuality he wanted to meet Katharine Hepburn, whom he was fascinated by. The film The Aviator recreates this first meeting of theirs.
The first of four movies pairing Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn.
Despite the poor reviews of the movie, most critics noted the performance of Cary Grant. It has since been recognized as one of Grant's break-out performances.
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