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Sylvia Scarlett (1935) - (Comedy, Drama, Romance )

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Film Gorillas
Approved | 1h 35min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 3 January 1936 (USA)

Escaping to England from a French embezzlement charge, widower Henry Scarlett is accompanied by daughter Sylvia who, to avoid detection, "disguises" herself as a boy, "Sylvester." They are joined by amiable con man Jimmy Monkley, then, after a brief career in crime, meet Maudie Tilt, a giddy, sexy Cockney housemaid who joins them in the new venture of entertaining at resort towns from a caravan. Through all this, amazingly no one recognizes that Sylvia is not a boy...until she meets handsome artist Michael Fane, and drama intrudes on the comedy.

Director: George Cukor

Writers: Gladys Unger, John Collier, Mortimer Offner, Compton MacKenzie

Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Brian Aherne

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