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The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)

 |  Drama, Romance, Comedy  |  13 May 1965 (USA)
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Three stories about the lives and loves of those who own a certain yellow Rolls-Royce: **First purchased by the Marquess of Frinton for his wife as a belated anniversary present, the ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerda Millett
Lord Charles Frinton - The Marquess of Frinton
Mae Jenkins
Lady Eloise Frinton - The Marchioness of Frinton
Paolo Maltese
Joey Friedlander
Joyce Grenfell ...
Hortense Astor
Lance Percival ...
Assistant Car Salesman
Roland Culver ...
Lady Angela St. Simeon
Harold Scott ...


Three stories about the lives and loves of those who own a certain yellow Rolls-Royce: **First purchased by the Marquess of Frinton for his wife as a belated anniversary present, the Marchiness finds her own use for the vehicle - one which prompts her husband to sell the car in disgust. **Gangster Paolo Maltese's moll, Mae, thinks the Rolls is a "classy" car in which to tour Paolo's home town in Italy. When Paolo is called away to the States to finish some "business", a bored Mae takes the Rolls on a spin through the country, enjoying both the sights and the handsome Italian photographer who crosses her path. **By the outbreak of World War II, the car has come into the possession of socialite Gerda Millet. While on her way to visit Yugoslavian royalty, Gerda and the Rolls become (at first) unwitting and then (eventually) most willing participants in the Yugoslavian fight. Written by A.L.Beneteau <>

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13 May 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Rolls-Royce amarillo  »

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The Rolls-Royce used in the film was a pale blue 1930 Phantom II Sedanca de Ville, which M-G-M technicians covered with 20 coats of yellow paint; a few coats of black were added to the top of the hood, the roof, and the wings. See more »


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Mae Jenkins: [Looking indifferently at the leaning tower of Pisa] So it leans. So a lot of things lean.
Paolo Maltese: [Turning to Mae] You ever heard of Galileo, maybe?
Mae Jenkins: Sure I have heard of Galileo.
Paolo Maltese: [Turning to Joey] She ever heard of Galileo?
Joey Friedlander: Nah...
Paolo Maltese: Five-six hundred years ago, this Galileo dropped two stones off that tower, one big one, and one little one.
Mae Jenkins: So?
Paolo Maltese: So he proved the law of gravity or somethin'. I don't know.
Mae Jenkins: And brained a couple of citizens, maybe. Big deal.
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Words by Norman Newell
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A beautiful, roomy yellow Rolls Royce provides the set for three diverse stories, all of which are a treat to watch!
29 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a visual treat to see the scenery of Europe, along with the acting talents of some of my very favorite performers! Three couples own a fabulous car over a period of years, each with a story worth telling. Rex Harrison presents a touching, surprisingly sympathetic husband who loves his wife too much. Jeanne Moreau is the cheating wife, probably the weakest female of the three. In act two, Shirley MacLaine shines as the gangster moll with a heart, who falls in love with the impossibly gorgeous Alain Delon. George C. Scott plays a part totally unlike any of his others, and Art Carney is a sweet cameo.I especially loved the final act of the trio, when aristocratic Ingrid Bergman, in a multi-layered performance, helps resistance fighter Omar Sharif (I could watch him brush his teeth for two hours!) transport his colleagues to safety in Yugoslavia during WWII. The car is almost a character in itself, as is Bergman's little dog, who plays her part with gusto. I especially loved the comedic moments so beautifully played by Ms. Bergman. She and Sharif make a gorgeous, sensitive couple, and are eye candy for those of us who love fanciful, impossible love affairs. A wonderful film for a rainy afternoon.

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