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Based on the Profumo Scandal of 1963, an affair between an exotic dancer and the Minister of War shakes up the British government.

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Stephen Ward
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Christine Keeler (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
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Mandy Rice-Davies
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John Profumo
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Lord Astor (Bill)
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Mariella Novotny
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Mervyn Griffith-Jones
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Johnnie Edgecombe
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Mrs. Keeler
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Detective Inspector
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Justice Marshall
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John, Detective Sgt.
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Eugene Ivanov (as Jeroen Krabbe)
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Kevin, Reporter Sunday Pictorial
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Paul Mann
Ken Campbell ...
Editor of Pictorial
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Lord Hailsham
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Jackie
Joanna Dunham ...
Lady Bronwen Astor
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Matinee Idol
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Mr. Woods, MI5
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Valerie (Hobson) Profumo
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Landlady
Czeslaw Grocholski ...
Polish Gent
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Lucky Gordon
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Clive
Stefan Kalipha ...
Hanif (as Stephan Kaliphi)
Tacy Kneale ...
Jennifer
Tony Mathews ...
Press Secretary
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D'Lazlo
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Olga
Jeff Nuttall ...
Percy Murray, Club Owner
Sarah Prince ...
Mr. Woods' Secretary
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Mrs. Hare
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Aziz
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James Burge
Jennifer Scott Malden ...
Jilly
Johnny Shannon ...
Peter Rachman
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Northern Gent
Joan Turner ...
Plump Neighbor
Doremy Vernon ...
Headgirl
James Villiers ...
Conservative M.P.
Alison Waters ...
Joannie
Arkie Whiteley ...
Vicky
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Ayub Khan
Toni Shiletto ...
Murray's Dancers
Colette Dolan ...
Murray's Dancers
Jackie Harvey ...
Murray's Dancers
Kate Charman ...
Murray's Dancers (as Kate Charmen)
Mark Adelman ...
Murray's Band
John Piper ...
Murray's Band
Ray Irwin ...
Murray's Band
Patrice Serapiglia ...
Murray's Band
Anders Janes ...
Murray's Band
Susie Ann Watkins ...
Maureen - Redhead
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Directed by

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Michael Caton-Jones

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Michael Thomas ... (written by)

Produced by

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Joe Boyd ... executive producer
Redmond Morris ... associate producer
Nik Powell ... executive producer
Bob Weinstein ... co-executive producer
Harvey Weinstein ... co-executive producer
Stephen Woolley ... producer

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Carl Davis

Cinematography by

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Mike Molloy ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Angus Newton

Editorial Department

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Laura Evans ... second assistant editor
John Gavin ... first assistant editor
Ian Seymour ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Susie Figgis

Production Design by

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Simon Holland

Art Direction by

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Chris Townsend

Costume Design by

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Jane Robinson

Makeup Department

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Pat Hay ... chief makeup artist
Joan Hills ... makeup artist
Meinir Jones-Lewis ... chief hair stylist
Liz Michie ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Susan Slonaker ... executive in charge of production
Lisa Wills ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Patrick Clayton ... first assistant director (as Pat Clayton)
Trevor Kaye ... third assistant director
Nick Laws ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Steve Allett ... stand-by propman
Martin Asbury ... sketch artist
Roy Biggs ... stand-by stagehand
Jack Carter ... construction manager
Dave Clarke ... chargehand dressing propman
Gary Crosby ... stand-by painter
Winston Depper ... dressing propman
Maria Djurkovic ... set dresser
Elli Griff ... art department assistant
Penny McDonald ... hand-printer of wallpaper (as Penny Beard)
Paul Purdy ... chargehand stand-by props
Jill Quertier ... buyer
Suzanna Smith ... draughtsperson
David Stone ... stand-by carpenter
Brian Wells ... property master
John Wells ... chargehand prop storeman

Sound Department

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Mark Auguste ... dialogue editor
Paul Cridlin ... boom operator
Richard Fettes ... footsteps editor
Andrew Glen ... assistant dialogue editor
Leonard Green ... assistant sound editor
Mark Holding ... sound maintenance
David John ... sound mixer
Eddy Joseph ... sound editor
Jim Roddan ... additional dubbing editor
Jack Stew ... foley artist
Hugh Strain ... dubbing mixer
Lionel Strutt ... adr mixer
Steve Hancock ... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Noel Wallace ... dubbing projectionist (uncredited)

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Alan Church ... optical effects

Stunts

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Gloria Jones ... stunt double: Joanne Whalley-Kilmer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Simon Archer ... camera operator: second unit
Fred Brown ... electrician (as Freddie Brown)
Steve Burgess ... focus puller
Eddie Collins ... camera operator
Tom Collins ... still photographer
Perry Evans ... gaffer
Brian Mcgivern ... generator operator
Ossa Mills ... best boy
David Morani ... electrician (as Dave Maroni)
Phil Mullally ... clapper loader
Malcolm Smith ... grip
Richard Tindall ... clapper loader
Gary Turnbull ... focus puller: second unit
Jimmy Waters ... grip
Paul Woods ... electrician
John Wright ... stand-by rigger
Jerry Sandler ... b cam operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Abi Cohen ... casting assistant
Beverley Keogh ... crowd casting (as Beverly Keogh)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Catherine Halloran ... wardrobe supervisor
Rosemary Thomson ... wardrobe runner
Vernon White ... wardrobe set supervisor
Kirsten Wing ... wardrobe mistress

Location Management

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Tony Clarkson ... location assistant
Charles Hubbard ... location manager

Music Department

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Paul Archibald ... musician: trumpet
Dave Bishop ... musician: clarinet
Carl Davis ... conductor
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestra contractor
Robert John ... musician
Dick Lewzey ... music recordist (as Richard Lewzey)
Nic Raine ... orchestrator
Paul Wing ... orchestra contractor
Simon Chamberlain ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Mark White ... transportation

Other crew

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Emma Bailey ... secretary to producer
John Beharrell ... production accountant
Diane Chittell ... production coordinator
Jo Dalton ... assistant to director
Tracy Drew ... title designer
Penny Forrester ... assistant accountant
Michael Garland ... post-production accountant
Charmian Hoare ... dialogue coach
Susan Johnson ... assistant to producers
Cindy Milo ... body double: Bridget Fonda
Peter Ogunsalu ... assistant: Mr. Woolley
Tonya Richardson ... production intern
James Sherwood ... production runner
David Szulkin ... production assistant
Angela Wharton ... script supervisor (as Angela Noakes)
Ann Meine ... assistant to producers: pre-production, L.A. (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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. Written by Ed Sutton

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Taglines The Story That Seduced The World Is Now The Most Controversial Film Of The Year. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Escándalo (El caso de Christine Keeler) (Spain)
  • Скандал (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Skandalo (Greece)
  • Скандал (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Skandaali (Finland)
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  • 115 min
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Trivia This film narrowly escaped an X rating in the U.S. because of some questionable footage during the Cliveden House orgy. Closer scrutiny revealed that two extras were having real sex on a piano in one of the background scenes. Even though they were blurry, the scene had to be trimmed for all general releases to avoid the restrictive rating, which BBFC censor James Ferman accomplished by defusing the light from a table-lamp in the foreground. The inquisitive-minded will find this sequence about forty-nine minutes and five seconds into the movie. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Miss Firecracker/K-9/Criminal Law/Scandal/84 Charlie Mopic (1989). See more »
Soundtracks Nothing Has Been Proved See more »
Quotes Stephen Ward: All Russians are spies, it's how they're brought up.
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