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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It Would Be A Scandal To Miss It
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Did You Know?
Although billed in the cast as "Matinee Idol", Trevor Eve
's character is named David Fairfax, Jr. It is a reference to Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.'s real-life role in the Profumo affair. He was not named in the film for legal reasons. See more
When Mandy Rice-Davies and Christine Keeler walk alongside the river Thames in the early morning, a 1980s coach crosses the bridge in the background. See more
[Mandy is being cross-examined in court
Are you aware that Lord Astor has denied impropriety in his relationship with you?
Well, he would, wouldn't he?
[crowd in gallery roars with laughter
Upon its original UK release, the chief censor at the BBFC claimed to be able to see a couple in the background of an orgy scene who were actually having sex on top of a piano. Although the footage was not clear enough to confirm this, the scene had to be optically blurred to cover up the offending genitalia! See more
Music by John Coltrane See more