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Scent of Mystery (1960)

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
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The Decoy Sally Kennedy
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Baron Saradin
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Johnny Gin
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Tommy Kennedy
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Robert Fleming
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Margharita
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Winifred Jordan
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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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When the vast Cinemiracle screen opens----opens---OPENS----thrill to the most exciting adventure trail you ever followed! [tagline for Cinemamiracle release] See more »

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12 January 1960 (USA)  »

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Holiday in Spain  »

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2.59 : 1
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Trivia

The "Smell-O-Vision" gimmick did not work as intended. Moviegoers in the balcony said the aromas reached them too late to coincide with the onscreen action. Some said the scents were much too faint. Negative word-of-mouth and reviews doomed the movie and the gimmick. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 14 February 1960 (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

SCENT OF MYSTERY
Written by Jordan Ramin
Sung by Eddie Fisher
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Stink Plus Celluloid
20 August 2017 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

THE SCENT OF MYSTERY was brought in 1960 by Mike Todd. It was a 70 mm Technicolor thriller made in the new process of "Smell-O-Vision". The scents used - which ranged from ozone, pipe tobacco, garlic and oil, to paint, pine, wood shavings and boot polish - were piped to each individual cinema seat on cue from the "smell-track" of the film.

However, the first film officially made as "smelly" was a wide-screen travelogue about India called BEHIND THE GREAT WALL (1929). It premiered at the DeMille Theater in New York and was accompanied by 72 smells that included incense, smoke, burning pitch, oranges, spices and a barnyard of geese. The scents were circulated thought the ventilating system.


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