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The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 13 May 1965 (USA)
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Anthology movie about three owners of a yellow Rolls-Royce. A British diplomat buys the car for his French wife. A mobster's girlfriend has an affair in Italy. An American woman drives a Yugoslavian partisan to Ljubljana on the eve of the Nazi invasion.

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Anthony Asquith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ingrid Bergman ... Gerda Millett
Rex Harrison ... Lord Charles Frinton - The Marquess of Frinton
Shirley MacLaine ... Mae Jenkins
Jeanne Moreau ... Lady Eloise Frinton - The Marchioness of Frinton
George C. Scott ... Paolo Maltese
Omar Sharif ... Davich
Alain Delon ... Stefano
Art Carney ... Joey Friedlander
Joyce Grenfell ... Hortense Astor
Edmund Purdom ... Fane
Michael Hordern ... Harnsworth
Lance Percival Lance Percival ... Assistant Car Salesman
Roland Culver ... Norwood
Moira Lister ... Lady Angela St. Simeon
Harold Scott ... Taylor
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Three stories about the lives and loves of those who own a certain yellow Rolls-Royce: **First purchased by Lord Charles Frinton - The Marquess of Frinton (Sir Rex Harrison) for his wife as a belated anniversary present. Lady Eloise Frinton - The Marchioness of Frinton (Jeanne Moreau) finds her own use for the vehicle, one which prompts her husband to sell the car in disgust. **Gangster Paolo Maltese's (George C. Scott's) moll, Mae Jenkins (Shirley MacLaine), thinks the Rolls is a "classy" car in which to tour Paolo's home town in Italy. When Paolo is called away to the U.S. to finish some "business", a bored Mae takes the Rolls-Royce on a spin through the country, enjoying both the sights and handsome Italian photographer Stefano (Alain Delon), who crosses her path. **By the outbreak of World War II, the car has come into the possession of socialite Gerda Millett (Ingrid Bergman). While on her way to visit Yugoslavian royalty, Gerda and the Rolls-Royce become (at first) unwitting and... Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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Everything Happens In The Yellow Rolls Royce!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$3,900,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Not only was the "Yugoslavian" road the same road as the car race scene in Goldfinger (1964), Goldfinger's Rolls-Royce was the same car as the one in this movie. See more »

Goofs

Although the first two 'episodes' of the film are set prior to 1941, Shirley MacLaine's wigs and costumes are all contemporary to 1964. See more »

Quotes

The Marquess of Frinton: It is a Rolls Royce, isn't it? I assume it must... go!
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Featured in The Car That Became a Star (1965) See more »

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Forget Domani
Words by Norman Newell
Music by Riz Ortolani
Performed by Katina Ranieri
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A good bet
30 January 2009 | by ryancmSee all my reviews

A very enjoyable vintage film which the likes are not made anymore. Usually these all star cast epics are not too good, but this on and THE V I P's are well worth seeing. Three stories revolve around a yellow Rolls Royce with a common thread of back-seat "goings on". All three episodes are well done and photographed. The scenery is magnificent as is the music score. While all the actors are perfect in their roles, INGRID BERGMAN is the stand-out. This lady could do no wrong. SHIRLEY MACLAINE does her Shirley Maclaine to the hilt. A character very much like her earlier work in SOME CAME RUNNING. Since movies like these are no longer made, this is a must see for those enthusiasts who love old fashion movie making. Just out on DVD the transfer is wonderful. Too mad no extras as this one cries out for a commentary by at least one of the surviving stars.


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