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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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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 "Holiday in Spain" version of the film was reconstructed from surviving elements and released on Blu-ray in 2014. No complete print of the original "Scent of Mystery" version of the film is known to exist. 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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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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