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Scent of Mystery (1960)

 -  Mystery  -  12 January 1960 (USA)
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A vacationing Englishman (Denholm Elliott) stumbles upon a plot to kill a young American tourist (Beverly Bentley) in Spain.

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Oliver Larker
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Smiley
Beverly Bentley ...
The Decoy Sally
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Baron Saradin
Liam Redmond ...
Johnny Gin
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Tommy Kennedy
Peter Arne ...
Robert Fleming
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Winifred Jordan
Mary Laura Wood ...
Margharita
Judith Furse ...
Miss Leonard
Maurice Marsac ...
Michael Trubshawe ...
English Aviator
Juan Olaguivel ...
Truck Driver
Sandra Shahan ...
Lady
Billie Miller ...
Constance Walker
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A vacationing Englishman (Denholm Elliott) stumbles upon a plot to kill a young American tourist (Beverly Bentley) in Spain.

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First they moved (1895)! Then they talked (1927)! Now they smell! See more »

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12 January 1960 (USA)  »

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Holiday in Spain  »

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The smell was not blown in through the air conditioning vents (As it was done in a previous film Behind the Great Wall.) - every seat had a little tube under it, and by the time the film played LA they'd perfected clearing the air between smells. See more »

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There is a credit for the shoe polish brightening the cast's shoes. See more »

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Referenced in In Bad Taste (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

SCENT OF MYSTERY
Written by Jordan Ramin
Sung by Eddie Fisher
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this was the only film ever shot in smell-o-vision
29 September 1998 | by (Woodhaven, NY) – See all my reviews

There was a race to get smells into films at this time. It was won by the Walter Reade organisation in late 1959 with a documentary called "Behind The Great Wall", which added smells after the film was completed, in a process called aromarama. "scent of Mystery" was produced by Mike Todd Jr. in 70mm, with the smells to be used as clues to the mystery. It was a lighthearted romp, beautifully shot in Spain, with Elizabeth Taylor as a guest star. It has never been revived, or put out on video.


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