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
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The Story That Seduced The World Is Now The Most Controversial Film Of The Year.
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There were strenuous efforts made by many politicians to prevent the film from being made, even though the world-famous events it depicted had taken place more than a quarter of a century earlier. Both Ian McKellen and John Hurt received numerous letters from famous members of Parliament asking them to decline their roles. Neither one did. McKellen replied politely to most of these letters; Hurt ignored them, and told journalists that their senders were hypocrites who were merely anxious to prevent the truth from being told. 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
All Russians are spies, it's how they're brought up.
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