Sylvia Scarlett Overview:

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

SYNOPSIS

A cult curiosity that finds Hepburn in boyish drag for most of the movie. Hepburn dons boys' clothes to evade detection by the police and to help her father, Gwenn, smuggle some expensive stolen lace. They're caught when jewel thief Grant tips the cops. Hepburn gives Grant a pop in the nose, but earns a place in his racket. When she meets wealthy Aherne, their mutual attraction has Aherne scratching his head, until he figures out the gender switch. Hepburn gets to perform much derring-do, something she couldn't have done in a role that required a dress.

(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion).

.

BlogHub Articles:

Silver Screen Standards: Sylvia Scarlett (1935)

By Jennifer Garlen on Mar 8, 2022 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Silver Screen Standards: Sylvia Scarlett (1935) Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant starred in four movies together, two of which, Bringing Up Baby (1938) and The Philadelphia Story (1940), are now widely celebrated classics, but their first pairing went so badly at the box office that it?s somewhat... Read full article


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


See all Sylvia Scarlett articles

Quotes from

Jimmy Monkley: Oh, what's 'appened to me ideas?
Sylvia Scarlett: They're *all* bad.
Jimmy Monkley: What's that?
Sylvia Scarlett: These eggs.


Sylvia Scarlett: You've got the mind of a pig.
Jimmy Monkley: It's a pig's world.


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


read more quotes from Sylvia Scarlett...

Facts about

Dennie Moore's first film appearance.
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.
After a disastrous preview, director George Cukor and Katharine Hepburn went to RKO producer Pandro S. Berman's home and offered their services for free for another film. Berman, who was furious at the quality of the movie, replied tersely, "Don't bother please."
read more facts about Sylvia Scarlett...
Share this page:
Visit the Classic Movie Hub Blog CMH
Also directed by George Cukor




More about George Cukor >>
Also produced by Pandro S. Berman




More about Pandro S. Berman >>
Also released in 1935




See All 1935 films >>
More "Romance (Comic)" films



See All "Romance (Comic)" films >>
More "Book-Based" films



See All "Book-Based" films >>
More "LBGT" films



See All "LBGT" films >>