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.


Anthony Asquith
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ingrid Bergman ... Gerda Millett
Rex Harrison ... The Marquess of Frinton
Shirley MacLaine ... Mae Jenkins
Jeanne Moreau ... 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 St. Simeon
Harold Scott ... Taylor


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 <>

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Everything Happens In The Yellow Rolls Royce!


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Very odd casting choices: French Jeanne Moreau plays English aristocrat. Egyptian Omar Sharif plays Yugoslavian freedom fighter. French Alain Delon plays Italian photographer. Swedish Ingrid Bergman plays American grande dame. See more »


The car leaves Hotel Imperial in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia with Bergman and Sharif to help people because bombs are falling. Moments after it starts moving down street (just left the building), an explosion happens off to the left. Suddenly the car totally vanishes, "blinks out", just GONE (at about 1:46:47 on DVD) while explosion and debris cloud grows. Then there's a change of view/camera angle and there's a cloud of smoke and people walk into street from the right. Suddenly, car is seen backing up into view again. It's obvious car is suddenly missing for some moments, then is back. See more »


The Marquess of Frinton: Oh Osborn!
Osborn: Yes My lord.
The Marquess of Frinton: Have the motorcar returned to Hoopers. It displeases me.
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Referenced in I Dream of My Friends (1993) See more »


Forget Domani
Words by Norman Newell
Music by Riz Ortolani
Performed by Katina Ranieri
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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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Release Date:

13 May 1965 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$3,900,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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