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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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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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(Westrex Recording System)

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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 »

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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 »

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SCENT OF MYSTERY
Written by Jordan Ramin
Sung by Eddie Fisher
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Of historical interest only!
24 July 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Some movies created to be used with in-theater tricks such as 3-D or Sensurround or whatever are entertaining to watch even without the gimmick. This isn't. The young Denholm Elliott makes a most unengaging leading man/narrator, and though Peter Lorre as his dirty old man sidekick perks things up a bit it's basically a low octane assemblage of corny gags and sub-Hitchcockian intrigue. Still, it's the film that inspired John Waters' classic Odorama classic "Polyester," which is quite a claim to fame in itself.


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