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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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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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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Moira Lister (Lady Angela St. Simeon) was infuriated when Sir Rex Harrison (Lord Charles Frinton - The Marquess of Frinton) insisted that most of her lines be cut, and they were. See more »

Goofs

As the Rolls leaves the race track there is no wreath on the front but there is a wreath on the front as it pulls up to the mansion but it doesn't stop once on the way there to have the wreath put on the car. See more »

Quotes

Paolo Maltese: [Pointing at the Cathedral of Pisa with pride] Look at it.
Mae Jenkins: What is it?
Paolo Maltese: The Cathedral. That is the most beautiful and the most famous cathedral in the whole world.
Mae Jenkins: Yeah, it's got too many pillars.
Paolo Maltese: Too many pillars...
Mae Jenkins: Yeah.
Paolo Maltese: Listen to me. That is the most beautiful and the most famous cathedral in the whole WORLD.
Mae Jenkins: It's got too many pillars!
Paolo Maltese: It was built in 1050!
Mae Jenkins: Yeah, so in 1050 they put in too many pillars!
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Forget Domani
Words by Norman Newell
Music by Riz Ortolani
Performed by Katina Ranieri
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Rolls-Royce
30 March 2007 | by The_RookSee all my reviews

This is a slow moving but entertaining movie. The three stories are romantic and charming. The cast is outstanding. Ingrid Bergman, Omar Shariff, George C. Scott, Art Carney, and Shirley McLaine to mention a few. Chances are of you enjoy movies from the 1960s you may like it. This type of movie was common then, but many have not fared well in getting to video. This has never been a hit but always enjoyed by many. Unfortunately it is not available on DVD or even VHS. If you have seen it and enjoyed it you may want to see "The Red Violin" with Samuel Jackson. Several stories that tie together with a red violin. The only common thread in "The Yellow Rolls-Royce" is the car. One of those if such-and-such could talk stories. It has been years since I have seen it telecast on TV. Good luck trying to see it.


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