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The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)

Anthology film 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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Storyline

Three stories about the lives and loves of those who own a certain yellow Rolls-Royce: **First purchased by the Marquess of Frinton for his wife as a belated anniversary present, the Marchiness finds her own use for the vehicle, one which prompts her husband to sell the car in disgust. **Gangster Paolo Maltese's moll, Mae, 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 the handsome Italian photographer who crosses her path. **By the outbreak of World War II, the car has come into the possession of socialite Gerda Millet. While on her way to visit Yugoslavian royalty, Gerda and the Rolls-Royce become (at first) unwitting and then (eventually) most willing participants in the Yugoslavian fight. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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Taglines:

Everything Happens In The Yellow Rolls Royce!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Rolls-Royce amarillo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,900,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,400,000, 31 December 1965

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,000,000, 1 September 1965
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A decade before his decidedly secondary role in this film, Edmund Purdom had signed a long-term contract with M-G-M and was being touted by Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper as "The most exciting new leading man of the year!" But then his highest profile (and most expensively budgeted) film The Egyptian bombed at the box office, and Purdom's private life began to be an issue - he openly admitted to having an extramarital affair with Linda Christian (the wife of Tyrone Power at the time). He was deemed to have "gone Hollywood" in record time, and soon returned to Europe, where his career lasted decades, but never achieved the real stardom those early years seemed to promise. See more »

Goofs

When Gerda Millett crosses the border into Yugoslavia, the border guard tells her he hopes Roosevelt is elected to a 4th term as president. This scene happens before the German invasion of Yugoslavia, 1941. Roosevelt was still in his second term. This can be seen as the Yugoslavian guard being mistaken, unfamiliar with another country's details; Gerda indeed seems aghast at hearing it. 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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Truly a Great Movie
8 July 2006 | by pwkalkSee all my reviews

I was a young girl when my mother took me to Radio City Music Hall to see this wonderful movie. It's about the travels of this Yellow Rolls Royce from owner to owner. Each owner has their own adventures with this car, but it is life changing for each of them. Each owner is so different in their character from the one before. I enjoyed the scenery, it was beautiful, acting was great, and the story is wonderful. This movie is filled with some of the greatest stars of that time period. A must for the older films viewer and the young ones too. I don't think you can buy it on VHS or DVD. I've tried to find it but I can't. Hope to be able to buy it one day!


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