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Director:
Writer:
Terence Rattigan (written by)
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Release Date:
13 May 1965 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Everything Happens In The Yellow Rolls Royce!
Plot:
Three stories about the lives and loves of those who own a certain yellow Rolls-Royce: **First purchased... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations See more »
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A Class Act All The Way See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ingrid Bergman ... Gerda Millett

Rex Harrison ... Lord Charles Frinton - The Marquess of Frinton

Shirley MacLaine ... Mae Jenkins

Jeanne Moreau ... Lady Eloise Frinton - The Marchioness of Frinton

George C. Scott ... Paolo Maltese

Omar Sharif ... Davich

Alain Delon ... Stefano

Art Carney ... Joey Friedlander
Joyce Grenfell ... Hortense Astor
Edmund Purdom ... Fane

Michael Hordern ... Harnsworth
Lance Percival ... Assistant Car Salesman
Roland Culver ... Norwood
Moira Lister ... Lady Angela St. Simeon
Harold Scott ... Taylor
Richard Pearson ... Osborn

Isa Miranda ... Duchesse d'Angouleme
Grégoire Aslan ... Albanian Ambassador (as Gregoire Aslan)
Riccardo Garrone ... Bomba

Wally Cox ... Ferguson
Carlo Croccolo ... Michele
Guy Deghy ... Mayor
Martin Miller ... Head Waiter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Reginald Beckwith ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jacques B. Brunius ... Duc de d'Angouleme (England) (uncredited)
Jonathan Cecil ... (uncredited)
Pauline Chamberlain ... Woman in Green Gown at Banquet (uncredited)

Anthony Dawson ... Mickey (uncredited)
Tom Gill ... (uncredited)

Max Howard ... Boy in Stately Home (uncredited)
Harold Kasket ... Italian Garage Owner (uncredited)
Dermot Kelly ... Marquess of Frinton's Jockey (uncredited)
Andreas Malandrinos ... Italian Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Robert Nichols ... American Travel Agent (uncredited)
James Payne ... Man at Car Sales (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
George Roderick ... Italian waiter (uncredited)
Bill Shine ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Richard Vernon ... Race Course Official (uncredited)

Frank Williams ... Racegoer (uncredited)

Directed by
Anthony Asquith 
 
Writing credits
Terence Rattigan (written by)

Produced by
Anatole de Grunwald .... producer (as Anatole De Grunwald)
Roy Parkinson .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Riz Ortolani 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Hildyard 
 
Film Editing by
Frank Clarke 
 
Casting by
Irene Howard (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Pamela Cornell 
John Jarvis 
 
Costume Design by
Anthony Mendleson  (as A. Mendleson)
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist: Miss MacLaine
Joan Johnstone .... hair stylist
John O'Gorman .... makeup artist
Giorgio Sciommer .... hair stylist: Miss Bergman (as Giorgio)
Tom Smith .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Timothy Burrill .... production manager
Jimmy Komisarjevsky .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kip Gowans .... assistant director
 
Art Department
William Kellner .... art director: European sequence
Vincent Korda .... art director: European sequence
Elliot Scott .... art director: English sequence
Reg Bream .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Maurice Fowler .... assistant art director (uncredited)
John Graysmark .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Mickey Lennon .... chargehand dressing prop (uncredited)
Kenneth McCallum Tait .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Ted Tester .... draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Philip Barnikel .... sound editor
J.B. Smith .... dubbing mixer
Cyril Swern .... sound recordist
A.W. Watkins .... recording supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Tom Howard .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Douglas Adamsson .... photographer: second unit
Austin Dempster .... camera operator
Gerry Fisher .... camera operator
Chic Anstiss .... focus puller (uncredited)
Wally Fairweather .... focus puller (uncredited)
Dennis Fraser .... grip (uncredited)
Douglas Milsome .... clapper loader (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca Breed .... wardrobe supervisor (as Jackie Breed)
Antonio Castillo .... wardrobe: Miss Bergman (as Castillo)
Gene Coffin .... wardrobe executor: Mr. Scott
Edith Head .... wardrobe: Miss MacLaine
 
Editorial Department
Chris Kelly .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Riz Ortolani .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Eddie Frewin .... transportation chief (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Pamela Carlton .... continuity
George Davis .... production accountant (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
122 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In the opening titles, the roofs of modern cars can be seen as the camera pans along Hyde Park.See more »
Quotes:
Paolo Maltese:And this is the girl, my fidanzata, that I am bringing home to meet my folks. Of all the women in the whole world that I can choose from to be my wife, who do I choose? An ignorant slob of a hatcheck girl who thinks Pisa - Piazza del Duomo in Pisa, Joey - is a stopping-off place between hamburger joints.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #22.213" (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Forget DomaniSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A Class Act All The Way, 29 January 2009
Author: MGMboy from San Francisco

The Yellow Rolls Royce is a class act from the opening credits to the last shot. A pure example of the silver age of Hollywood doing what it does best. Great screenplay by Terrance Rattigan, gorgeous cinematography, engaging score, and impeccable direction by Anthony Asquith add up to a glittering fun and at times truly touching film experience.

Interestingly enough both Asquith and Rattigan teamed up before for a similar all star romp with the Taylor-Burton film "The VIPS" another story of intersecting lives brought together by a mode of transportation. In "The VIPS" it was airplanes and here in this charming film it is a resplendent canary yellow automobile.

To add to this heady cocktail the director has blended in a glittering all star cast of first rate talent from the early 1960's. This is a truly international roster of superstars each of which brings their unique talents and charms to bear on this film.

The story is in three acts encompassing events some years apart all involving the Rolls and how it came into and changed the lives of its various owners. In act one Rex Harrison is superb as being well, nothing less than Rex Harrison. The glamorous Jeanne Moreau shows her depth and considerable strengths as his wandering but loving wife. They sparkle and spark as an aristocratic English couple facing a major turning point in their marriage.

Act two really pops with comic genius flavored with a moving drama as Gangster George C. Scott takes his wisecracking Moll, Shirley MacLaine on a tour of Italy. Scott is revelatory in his roll and is complemented by Art Carney as his loyal and street wise right hand man. MacLaine channels a sharp, witty comic performance that stands with her best of the period. And as the amoral gigolo Stefano who opens her heart to real love and a love of life Alain Delon shines. They make a stunningly beautiful screen couple and by the end of the act they pluck the strings of star crossed romance beautifully.

The luminous Ingrid Bergman teams up with Omar Sharif in a romantic tale set at the outbreak of the invasion of Yugoslavia during World War II. Bergman brings to the film a beauty that is timeless and her star persona which is legendary. She is brittle, vain at first, and funny. But with the aid of freedom fighter Sharif she comes to a new understanding of sacrifice and true humanity amidst the tragedy of war.

And all throughout the films we are treated with spectacular vistas and sights of Europe in a travelogue of breathtaking cinemascope grandeur. The excitement of he Ascot races, the lush seductive beauty of Italy and the rough magnificence of the mountains of Yugoslavia.

"The Yellow Rolls Royce" is much more than a star vehicle, it is the distillation of great film-making in a long gone era that both entertains and inspires the heart of all true romantics.

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