An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. Eventually a scandal occurs when her affair with the Minister of War goes public, threatening their lifestyles and their freedom. Based on the real Profumo scandal of 1963.
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In 1960 Christine Keeler met Mandy Rice-Davies. Three years later they brought down the British Government
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Did You Know?
It has been alleged that many UK actors and actresses turned down roles in the movie because the subject could have cost them knighthoods and other honors. However, Sir Ian McKellen
was knighted in 1991, two years after the film was made. Leslie Phillips
was given the Order of the British Empire in 1998, and made a Commander of the British Empire in 2008, while Sir John Hurt
was knighted in 2015. See more
A title card says, "One Year Later, 1962," indicating that Profumo addressed Parliament about Keeler that year. Profumo addressed Parliament in March 1963. See more
All Russians are spies, it's how they're brought up.
Featured in Film '72: Episode #46.3
by Frank Sinatra
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
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