Sylvia West is a young poetess engaged to Frederic Summers, an eccentric millionaire. Summers, a man who always fears he is being loved for his money, decides to make a small check on his ...
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Sylvia West is a young poetess engaged to Frederic Summers, an eccentric millionaire. Summers, a man who always fears he is being loved for his money, decides to make a small check on his prospective bride. The results of this check completely shock him. Not one fact matches 'his' Sylvia. Intregued and bewildered, Summers hires detective Alan Maklin and has him make a thorough investigation on 'Who Is Sylvia.'Written by
This film had a long gestation. Producer Martin Poll bought the rights to the novel in 1961 and planned to have Paul Newman star. When the project was revived in 1964, Robert Reed was considered for the lead. See more »
In the library sequence, none of books are marked with the Dewey Decimal System coding or other markings that would enable anyone to easily find or shelve books. See more »
The word is "tilt", honey. If you're getting a proposition you can't handle, just yell "tlit one".
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Sylvia is a well developed film, from cast to direction. It was far ahead of its' time. The plot is slow in the beginning but quickly moves to a steady pace. Sylvia confronts difficult issues few movies can handle with any lasting credibility. The characters are rich and diverse in their perspectives. Carroll Baker delivers a superb performance as the female lead. Carroll Baker's supporting actors and actresses enrich the weave of the emotional undercurrents of the film. Sylvia is also complemented with the use of vivid symbolism and well formed dialogue.
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