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      Quality Street

      Released Mar 26, 1937 1h 24m Comedy Drama List
      67% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 31% Audience Score 100+ Ratings In early 1800s England, sisters Phoebe (Katharine Hepburn) and Susan Throssel (Fay Bainter) live together on Quality Street. Phoebe holds the affections of Dr. Valentine Brown (Franchot Tone), but when a war begins, Brown forsakes the relationship to ship out. A decade later, Brown returns to find Phoebe less attractive than he remembers, but reluctantly asks her to a ball. When he later calls on her, failing to recognize her dolled up, Phoebe pretends to be her niece to prove she still has it. Read More Read Less

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      Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine Quaint and coquettish. Aug 7, 2019 Full Review TV Guide The excellent costumes and photography, and a superb rendering of gardens in London are far better than the story or the acting. Rated: 1.5/4 Nov 13, 2007 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Even the film's star Katharine Hepburn said she found it repulsive. Rated: C May 13, 2006 Full Review Carol Cling Las Vegas Review-Journal Rated: 3/5 Mar 19, 2004 Full Review Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) Given the cast and the director, this is very disappointing. Rated: 3/5 Aug 24, 2003 Full Review Nick Davis Nick's Flick Picks Rated: B Jan 10, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Silly light drama with Kate in a dual role. She's unusually skittish in both, not one of her better performances. Although she's surrounded by some of the best actors working at the time this is a minor film, which would have benefited had it been shot in color. A flop on its release this is one of the films that landed Hepburn on the box office poison list and hastened her flight to the stage for a few years. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member This film considered to be one of the worst films Katharine Hepburn ever made, and even she herself disliked it by describing it as being "no good" in her autobiography. Quality Street is a peculiar film in Katharine Hepburn's filmography, but I really enjoyed this quirky and strange romantic comedy. While the script is somewhat of a mess, the cast keeps the film lively, especially Hepburn who embraces the goofy moments gleefully. It's also surprisingly funny since I laughed quite a few times while watching it. Overall, I think it is a very underrated and very enjoyable romantic comedy. It's much better than what people give it credit for. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member remake of a 1927 silent Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Quality Street (1937) -- [6.0] -- Katharine Hepburn stars in this costume romantic comedy that hinges on a case of mistaken identity. Cliches abound, but a charming cast comes in for the save. The first half is better than the last, especially when timid teacher Fay Bainter must punish an unruly student, and when prim-and-proper Estelle Winwood reacts to an unseemly "winker." Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review ashley h Quality Street is a cute movie. It is an entertaining romantic comedy. Katherine Hepburn is excellent but not one of my favorites. The script is witty and good. George Stevens did a good job directing this film. I liked this motion picture because of the romance. Quality Street is an okay movie. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member good women's pic all star cast Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In early 1800s England, sisters Phoebe (Katharine Hepburn) and Susan Throssel (Fay Bainter) live together on Quality Street. Phoebe holds the affections of Dr. Valentine Brown (Franchot Tone), but when a war begins, Brown forsakes the relationship to ship out. A decade later, Brown returns to find Phoebe less attractive than he remembers, but reluctantly asks her to a ball. When he later calls on her, failing to recognize her dolled up, Phoebe pretends to be her niece to prove she still has it.
      Director
      George Stevens
      Production Co
      RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 26, 1937, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 22, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 24m
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