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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
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The Decoy Sally
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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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Winifred Jordan
Mary Laura Wood ...
Margharita
Judith Furse ...
Miss Leonard
Maurice Marsac ...
Pepi
Michael Trubshawe ...
English Aviator
Juan Olaguivel ...
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Sandra Shahan ...
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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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12 January 1960 (USA)  »

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Holiday in Spain  »

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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 »

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SCENT OF MYSTERY
Written by Jordan Ramin
Sung by Eddie Fisher
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Very silly
29 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

This is very silly and should not under any circumstances be taken seriously. Any attempt to not follow that advice will lead into the inevitable result of you not liking the movie at all. Actually of you dreading the movie. And it's comedy might be considered poor taste, it's acting poor too.

But it is silly and simple for a reason and it stays true to that formula til the end (even if it has hits and misses throughout). The main character with his conviction of knowing more than he actually does helps the movie a lot. Also Mr. Lorre in a role that we are not used seeing him, is great too. All in all, a crime comedy, that might not be something to really recommend ... But still funny to watch


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