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A Breath of Scandal (1960)

Not Rated | | Drama, Comedy, Romance | 16 March 1960 (Italy)
Princess Olympia (Sophia Loren), despite her life status cannot resist the urge to satisfy her sexual appetites. Exiled to the countryside, Olympia falls in love with American millionaire Charlie Foster (John Gavin).

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Walter Bernstein (adaptation), Sidney Howard (English translation of "Olympia") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sophia Loren ... Princess Olympia
Maurice Chevalier ... Prince Philip
John Gavin ... Charlie Foster
Angela Lansbury ... Countess Lina
Isabel Jeans ... Princess Eugénie
Tullio Carminati ... Albert
Milly Vitale ... Can-Can girl
Carlo Hintermann Carlo Hintermann ... Prince Ruprecht
Roberto Risso ... Aide de camp
Friedrich von Ledebur ... Count Sandor
Adrienne Gessner Adrienne Gessner ... Amelia
Luigi Cimara Luigi Cimara
Waveney Lee Waveney Lee ... Countess Theresa
Walter Varndal Walter Varndal
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Storyline

Princess Olympia (Sophia Loren), despite her life status cannot resist the urge to satisfy her sexual appetites. Exiled to the countryside, Olympia falls in love with American millionaire Charlie Foster (John Gavin).

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You'll Find Yourself in a Whirlpool of Wine, Women and Wonderful Fun! See more »

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Drama | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | USA | Austria

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1960 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Escándalos imperiales See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Charlie Foster's (John Gavin's) question about the Crown Prince who shot himself and "that girl" is a reference to the Mayerling Incident where Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria murdered his lover, Baroness Vetsera, and then took his own life. The incident has been depicted in several movies, including Mayerling (1968) and Mayerling (1936). See more »

Goofs

Vehicles are seen driving on the right. The Austrians drove on the left until about 1933, well after the period of this story. See more »

Connections

Version of His Glorious Night (1929) See more »

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Boring international co-production
7 July 2001 | by cinders63See all my reviews

A lot of talent was wasted in this uninspired remake of 'His Glorious Night', based on a Molnar Play. The lovely Sophia Loren is beautiful to look at as a spirited Ruritanian princess falling in love with the stereotyped brash American industrialist. There are no new ideas here. Visually, it's appealing, but with all the talent involved, it should have been much better.


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