Found in: Cary Comes Home
Sylvia Scarlett

Sylvia Scarlett

classified U

Cary Comes Home


Please note: This was screened in Nov 2022

George Cukor
Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Brian Aherne
95 mins, 1935, USA
Primary language

Katharine Hepburn adopts the guise of a boy to help her crooked father (Edward Gwenn) escape embezzlement charges. She keeps the disguise when they team up with a Cockney rogue (Cary Grant) for a series of cons and when she attracts the attention of a woman. But she is forced to choose which identity to keep when handsome artist (Brian Aherne) confesses to experiencing “queer feelings”.

Sylvia Scarlett is a classic romantic comedy with shades of drama and subtle hints of queerness and criminality. Although, its subversive subject matter was too strong for some as it upset the Catholic League of Decency on its release in 1936!

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