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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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(7 articles)
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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)
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)

Did You Know?

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:
Albanian Ambassador:My lord! The crisis grows more grave by the hour.
The Marquess of Frinton:Then I suggest, Mr. Ambassador, that we sleep on it. Crises always manage to look better in the morning.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #22.213" (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Forget DomaniSee more »

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18 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
a trio of vignettes, 6 March 2004
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

This movie presents three stories one after the other, as we follow the fortunes of the first and subsequent owners of the yellow Rolls of the title. First, Rex Harrison buys it as a present for his erring wife, Jeanne Moreau. She uses an anniversary party to flaunt her boyfriend, Edmund Purdom. The car then makes its way into the hands of Mafiosi George C Scott and his moll Shirley MacLaine. She falls for French photographer Alain Delon (and who can blame her?). Finally, the car plays its part in international politics when Ingrid Bergman and Omar Sharif take it on a rescue mission.

Anthony Asquith's film survives because of its construction, using the car as a lynchpin for three very different stories, character combinations, and situations. The car remains the star (perhaps because of its colour) but there are enjoyable performances here too. It isn't a challenging or particularly exciting film, but helps to pass the time. Personally I find it a better British film centring on a car than the earlier Genevieve, but that might just be my own taste.

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