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The Wonderful Weird WTF-Ness of Sylvia Scarlett

Sylvia Scarlett (1935, George Cukor) is such a weird movie. There. That is my critical assessment. Sylvia Scarlett has a strange charm, a weird dark magic, and it’s one of those films I actually want to live in. I want … Continue reading

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Archie Leach day: The Awful Truth

Sylvia Scarlett was the first inkling of the success that was to come – but the movie itself was a flop. The Awful Truth was an enormous success and it made Cary Grant a huge star.

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Archie Leach day: “He suddenly seemed liberated.”

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Cary Grant in Sylvia Scarlett: The Breakthrough

That’s Cary Grant in his breakthrough part – Monkley the Cockney con-artist in George Cukor’s Sylvia Scarlett. Random quotes about this weird little film which was a flop – but which changed Cary Grant’s life: Katharine Hepburn: “That was really … Continue reading

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Archie Leach’s Beginnings

Archie Leach (later Cary Grant) arrived in New York City as a boy of 15, having joined the Bob Pender acrobat troupe. They performed at the Hippodrome (God, to have been in New York in those days!!! WHAT I would … Continue reading

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