An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. Eventually a scandal occurs when her affair with the Minister of War goes public, threatening their lifestyles and their freedom. Based on the real Profumo scandal of 1963. Written by
Ed Sutton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It Would Be A Scandal To Miss It
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Did You Know?
Although billed in the cast as "Matinee Idol", Trevor Eve
's character is named David Fairfax Jr. It is a clear reference to Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
's real life role in the Profumo affair. He was not named in the film for legal reasons. See more
Near the end of the film, when Mandy Rice-Davies is surrounded by the press, one photographer, using a twin-lens reflex camera, has his finger on the lower (taking) lens at the moment of exposure. No professional photographer would make this mistake. See more
[Mandy is being cross-examined in court
Are you aware that Lord Astor has denied impropriety in his relationship with you?
Well, he would, wouldn't he?
[crowd in gallery roars with laughter
Music by Bryan Daly
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