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Scent of Mystery (1960)

A vacationing Englishman (Denholm Elliott) stumbles upon a plot to kill a young American tourist (Beverly Bentley) in Spain.

Director:

Jack Cardiff

Writers:

Kelley Roos (story), William Roos
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Cast

Cast overview:
Denholm Elliott ... Oliver Larker
Peter Lorre ... Smiley
Beverly Bentley ... The Decoy Sally Kennedy
Paul Lukas ... Baron Saradin
Liam Redmond ... Johnny Gin
Leo McKern ... Tommy Kennedy
Peter Arne ... Robert Fleming
Mary Laura Wood Mary Laura Wood ... Margharita
Diana Dors ... Winifred Jordan
Judith Furse ... Miss Leonard
Maurice Marsac ... Pepi
Michael Trubshawe ... English Aviator
Juan Olaguivel Juan Olaguivel ... Truck Driver
Billie Miller Billie Miller ... Constance Walker
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Storyline

A vacationing Englishman (Denholm Elliott) stumbles upon a plot to kill a young American tourist (Beverly Bentley) in Spain.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

First they moved (1895)! Then they talked (1927)! Now they smell! See more »

Genres:

Mystery

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Holiday in Spain See more »

Filming Locations:

Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (re-release)

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.59 : 1
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Trivia

The smell was not blown in through the air conditioning vents (As it was done in a previous film Behind the Great Wall.) - every seat had a little tube under it, and by the time the film played LA they'd perfected clearing the air between smells. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Larker: [narrating] I haven't been away from my flat in 9 years, and 6 mysteries. But, I suppose the creator of a private eye has to get out in public every so often. And I hate to travel - unless it's in the Commonwealth. Otherwise you meet so many foreigners, who don't even speak English. And all those beastly tourists - mostly Americans. They don't speak English either.
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Crazy Credits

There is a credit for the shoe polish brightening the cast's shoes. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the UK version of Holiday in Spain, Elizabeth Taylor is credited as Liz Rolyat, (Taylor spelled backwards). See more »

Connections

Referenced in In Bad Taste (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

SCENT OF MYSTERY
Written by Jordan Ramin
Sung by Eddie Fisher
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Hmmm is that fresh coffee?
21 November 2007 | by elvis-30See all my reviews

I was at the premiere in Hollywood (1960) - A first-date thing ......

Didn't know what to expect .. but the pipe tobacco and peach smells (among SEVERAL more) were astounding! Each time you smelled the perfume... you KNEW something bad was going to happen! .....

I don't know how they did it, maybe a hose or fan mounted on the seat in front of you, but when the scene changed, the smell did too !! NEET!

If I remember correctly, the program LISTED all the smells you would encounter during the film as well.

Needless to say, the food smells probably helped the concession stand because the lines were a mile long !!

My date was NOT impressed... (should have made her buy popcorn!)

Too bad, This film followed the 3-D craze and is now gone.


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