Sylvia (1965 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Gordon Douglas|
|Produced by||Martin Poll|
|Written by||Sydney Boehm|
|Music by||David Raksin|
|Editing by||Frank Bracht|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release dates||February 10, 1965 (USA)|
|Running time||115 minutes|
Sylvia West seems just about perfect in the eyes of California millionaire Frederic Summers, who proposes marriage to her. She is beautiful, brilliant, financially independent, writes poetry and personifies exactly what he wants in a woman.
But as a precaution, Summers brings in a private investigator, Alan Macklin, to do a background check. Macklin travels to Sylvia's hometown of Pittsburgh, where to his surprise he learns that Sylvia is a former prostitute and a blackmailer whose fortune mainly comes from illegal means.
Macklin elects not to inform his client of this, however, because he has the bad luck to fall in love with Sylvia himself.
- Carroll Baker as Sylvia West
- Peter Lawford as Frederic Summers
- George Maharis as Alan Macklin
- Joanne Dru as Jane
- Viveca Lindfors as Irma Olanski
- Edmond O'Brien as Oscar
- Nancy Kovack as Big Shirley
- Anticipated rentals accruing distributors in North America. See "Top Grossers of 1965", Variety, 5 January 1966 p 36.
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