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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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Cast overview:
Oliver Larker
The Decoy Sally
Baron Saradin
Liam Redmond ...
Johnny Gin
Tommy Kennedy
Peter Arne ...
Robert Fleming
Winifred Jordan
Mary Laura Wood ...
Miss Leonard
Maurice Marsac ...
Michael Trubshawe ...
English Aviator
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Sandra Shahan ...
Billie Miller ...
Constance Walker


A vacationing Englishman (Denholm Elliott) stumbles upon a plot to kill a young American tourist (Beverly Bentley) in Spain.

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Now Cinerama takes you on a manhunt----a suspense hunt---a thrill hunt---across an exotic world of excitement! See more »







Release Date:

12 January 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Holiday in Spain  »

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| (re-release)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.59 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie was re-released under the title "Holiday in Spain" without the odors. See more »

Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in In Bad Taste (2000) See more »


Written by Jordan Ramin
Sung by Eddie Fisher
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Really fun gimmick
1 June 2000 | by (Omaha, Nebraska) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie with the smells. Since the smells in many cases served as clues, it would be confusing without them. The machine that generated the smells was located in the lobby for examination by theater goers. The smells were introduced to the theater using a compressed air system and after a few examples, the audience recognized the noise (which was minimal) and commented to each other "Here comes another one" All in all not really a very good movie but a fun experience. I don't really see how this could ever have been anything more than an experiment.

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