Sylvia Scarlett
Sylvia Scarlett (1935)

This big-budget 1936 RKO Studios picture lost money, perhaps due to a cool box-office reception to the idea of leading lady Katharine Hepburn in drag, and a rare-for-its-day screen kiss between two women. Edmund Gwenn plays the title… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 29, 2007
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

A peculiar, rather audacious gender-bender tale, with Katharine Hepburn as a man for most of the film, keeping Cary Grant (and us) on his toes.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Grant gives one of his most energetic and best film performances ever.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Cukor handles these bizarre plot turns with consummate grace.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Interesting, but never really compelling offbeat comedy-drama

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis interesting if ultimately fruitless collaboration of two of the screen's biggest legends.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Devon Bott
Think fast! Your dad, Edmund Gwenn has been embezzling money and you have to escape the country and you look like Katharine Hepburn. In order to evade the… More
AJ Verser
This movie is somewhat strange, mostly because I didn't think Hepburn's character had a good enough reason to dress up as a boy. I didn't… More