A con artist’s daughter flees to the UK dressed as a boy, which complicates things when she falls in love.
Dir George Cukor
With Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Brian Aherne, Edmund Gwenn
Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive
On loan to RKO, Grant plays a cockney alongside Hepburn’s Sylvia Scarlett (their first on-screen pairing), a con artist’s daughter who dresses as a boy and flees to the UK to escape the authorities. This early role, a compelling balance of light and dark, is a fine example of how Grant began to recreate himself film by film in order to become the star he was destined to be.