MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,076 this week

Sylvia (1965)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 183 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 4 critic

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 204 titles
created 26 Mar 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 25 Oct 2011
 
a list of 75 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 134 titles
created 19 Jan 2013
 
a list of 50 titles
created 07 Mar 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sylvia (1965)

Sylvia (1965) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sylvia.

Videos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sylvia: West (Karoki, Kay, Carlyle)
...
Alan Macklin
...
Jane (Bronson) Phillips
...
Frederic Summers
...
Irma Olanski
...
Oscar Stewart
...
Jonas Karoki
...
Mrs. Argona / Grace Argona
Lloyd Bochner ...
Bruce Stamford III
Paul Gilbert ...
Lola Diamond
...
Big Shirley
Paul Wexler ...
Peter Memel
Jay Novello ...
Father Gonzales
Connie Gilchrist ...
Molly Baxter
...
Gus
Edit

Storyline

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 filmfactsman

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel

Taglines:

Carroll Baker is the Fury. George Maharis is the Force. Sylvia is the Explosion!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

12 March 1965 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Sylvia  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

To prepare herself to play the heroine with a checkered past, Carroll Baker actually worked a shift in an all-night diner (where she went unnoticed), made change in a penny arcade booth, visited a Tijuana brothel and so forth - publicity stunt "research" that was documented in a lengthy February 27 1965 Saturday Evening Post picture story called "The Lady Was A Tramp". See more »

Goofs

In library sequence, none of books are marked with Dewey Decimal System coding or other markings that would enable anyone to easily find or shelve books. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mulholland Drive (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Sylvia
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Music by David Raksin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Sylvia Is An Enriching Movie Experience
14 March 2001 | by (NH, USA) – See all my reviews

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.


2 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
re the movie Sylvia with carol Baker iblackshaw
Discuss Sylvia (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?