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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 Kennedy
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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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Margharita
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Winifred Jordan
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Miss Leonard
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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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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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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.59 : 1
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Not released in Britain until 1966, and without Smell-o-rama. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofed in Polyester (1981) See more »

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SCENT OF MYSTERY
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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