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Sylvia: West (Karoki, Kay, Carlyle)
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Alan Macklin
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Jane (Bronson) Phillips
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Frederic Summers
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Irma Olanski
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Oscar Stewart
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Jonas Karoki
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Mrs. Argona / Grace Argona
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Bruce Stamford III
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Lola Diamond
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Big Shirley
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Peter Memel
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Father Gonzales
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Molly Baxter
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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 filmfactsman

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

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12 March 1965 (West Germany)  »

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Das Vorleben der Sylvia West  »

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Trivia

There were several major changes prior to production. Viveca Lindfors was brought in to replace Jo Van Fleet, and Gordon Douglas took over from David Miller. 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

Love and Learn
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Music by Harold Arlen
Sung by Paul Anka
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Forerunner
22 April 2002 | by (Durham, NH) – See all my reviews

This movie deserves a high rating because of the issues it addresses and the quality of acting. The cast is first rate. As a devotee of "Route 66" I idolized the role of Maharis. His character was the chief attraction of the series. In subsequent roles he did not achieve the aura that he had projected in the series. However, in this movie he plays a middle of the road detective to perfection. The issues discussed make this a movie that one can see over again without boredom. The supporting cast is a Who's Who of Hollywood of the era.


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