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A Breath of Scandal (1960)

Not Rated | | Drama, Comedy, Romance | 16 March 1960 (Italy)
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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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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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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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Once Upon a Night She Started More Than Just a Breath of Scandal See more »

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Drama | Comedy | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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This was the first film directed by Michael Curtiz outside a Hollywood studio since 1926 and was somewhat overwhelmed by Vienna. Sophia Loren found his heavy Hungarian accent and mangled English hard to understand, such as the instruction "Please stand a little closer apart". See more »

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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 »

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Version of Olympia (1930) See more »

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A Breath of Scandal
Written by Robert Stolz and Al Stillman
Sung by Maurice Chevalier
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Loved it! It's Not Citizen Kane But Who CARES?
23 March 2018 | by overseer-3See all my reviews

I can't believe all the criticism of this film, it's a light ball of fluff, it's funny and fun, and Sophia is gorgeous and so is John Gavin who just died last month at age 86. Give it a break! It's not a masterpiece but it wasn't trying to be. Filmed on location in Italy and Austria the cinematography features a royal world gone by, and Sophia's character is a pip of a princess who makes everyone nervous because she keeps doing scandalous things like shooting at weather vanes and riding forbidden wild stallions and desiring romances with undesirables. Enter John Gavin an American who is good at heart and doesn't know she is a Princess at first, he thinks he hurt her by frightening her horse which threw her to the ground, so he takes her back to an inn to recover, only she's perfectly fine, she just loves the way he looks and is smitten. Then the real (royal) world comes back into play and she is called to be a responsible Princess again and possibly marry royalty but she just can't forget that handsome American who lives in Pittsburgh. :) Must say the clothes design in this movie was Oscar worthy, Sophia wears breathtakingly beautiful clothes, if you love the rich fashions of days gone by you should watch it with a keen eye toward its style. A nice film to drink hot cocoa to on a cold winter night.


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Language:

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Release Date:

16 March 1960 (Italy) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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