Sylvia

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Carroll Baker, the Sharon Stone of the sixties, plays another classy-looking blonde with a sordid background in Sylvia. Millionaire Peter Lawford is about to marry the glamorous but secretive Sylvia (Baker). Before taking the plunge, he hires private eye George Maharis to do a background check on the girl. Whew, what he finds out! Apparently the only sin Sylvia doesn't commit is robbing parking meters, but we have no idea what might happen after the final fadeout. Shortly before it opened, Sylvia was the subject of several magazine articles, trumpeting the fact that Carroll Baker had conducted extensive interviews with real-life prostitutes in order to prepare herself for her role. This apparently left her no time to consult an acting coach. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Peter Lawford
as Frederic Summers
George Maharis
as Alan Macklin
Carroll Baker
as Sylvia: West (Karoki, Kay, Carlyle)
Joanne Dru
as Jane (Bronson) Phillips
Viveca Lindfors
as Irma Olanski
Edmond O'Brien
as Oscar Stewart
Aldo Ray
as Jonas Karoki
Ann Sothern
as Grace Argona
Lloyd Bochner
as Bruce Stamford III
Paul Gilbert
as Lola Diamond
Nancy Kovack
as Big Shirley
Paul Wexler
as Peter Memel
Jay Novello
as Father Gonzales
Connie Gilchrist
as Molly Baxter
Shirley O'Hara
as Mrs. Karoki
Gene Lyons
as Gavin Cullen
Val Avery
as Pudgey
Bob Random
as (uncredited)
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