Quality Street

Quality Street (1937)

Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Release Date - Mar 26, 1937  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - TV-G
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Quality Street is a 1937 period film made by RKO Radio Pictures. It was directed by George Stevens and produced by Pandro S. Berman. Set in 19th-century England, the film stars Katharine Hepburn and Franchot Tone. Joan Fontaine makes one of her early (uncredited) film appearances. The screenplay was by Allan Scott, Mortimer Offner and Jack Townley, based on the 1901 play of the same name by J. M. Barrie.

There was also a silent 1927 film version made by MGM, starring Marion Davies and Conrad Nagel and directed by Sidney Franklin.

This 1937 version was filmed at the RKO Encino movie ranch, RKO Forty Acres backlot, and RKO Hollywood Studios. Unfortunately it too was a box office failure, recording a loss of $248,000, making this Katharine Hepburn's fourth flop film in a row for RKO Pictures which added to Miss Hepburn label as "box office poison" by the 1938 national group of movie exhibitors.

The film was rarely shown on TV until TCM began airing it. Along with a number of other obscure films Hepburn made in the 1930s, it has recently been issued on DVD for the first time from Warner Archive.

Roy Webb's music was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Score.

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Maid, Napoleonic Wars, Phoebe, School, Spinster, Time

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Based On: based on plays, Quality Street
Narrative Location: England

Alternate Titles

A Rua da Vaidade
BR
Bairro Elegante
PT
Calle de abolengo
AR, MX
Dolce inganno
IT
Dziesięć lat życia
PL
Laatutyttö
FI
Olivia
ES
Pour un baiser
BE, FR
Quality Street
AT, GB, US
Voor een kus
BE
Достойная улица
, RU
偽装の女
JP