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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
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Baron Saradin
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Johnny Gin
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Robert Fleming
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Winifred Jordan
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Judith Furse ...
Miss Leonard
Maurice Marsac ...
Pepi
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Juan Olaguivel ...
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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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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.59 : 1
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Trivia

This film was shown as a "Smell-o-Vision" movie. The theatre was equipped with a system that gave off various odors in sync with the film. The opening scene involved a butterfly flitting through a rose garden, with accompanying delicious odors. Later on, a barrel of wine fell off a cart going up a hill, and rolled down the street only to smash at the bottom, again to the accompanying odor. 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 What's My Line?: Episode dated 14 February 1960 (1960) See more »

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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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