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The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 13 May 1965 (USA)
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

This was Joyce Grenfell's final film before her death on November 30, 1979, at the age of sixty-nine. See more »

Goofs

In the opening titles, the roofs of modern cars can be seen as the camera pans along Hyde Park. 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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Connections

Featured in MGM 40th Anniversary (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Forget Domani
Words by Norman Newell
Music by Riz Ortolani
Performed by Katina Ranieri
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Don't "come a knockin' " if you see this yellow Rolls Royce "a rockin". Sex in the back seat, nothing to see here folks.
11 November 2018 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

There were so many respected film stars that appeared in this film (Rex Harrison, Shirley MacLaine, Ingrid Bergman, Omar Sharif, George C. Scott and Art Carney to name just a few) and so I was curious as to what this film had to offer. What I discovered were three seperate stories that all had this one particular luxury yellow Rolls Royce intertwined across multiple continents.

The yellow Rolls Royce had many of the film's stars making whoopie in the back seat with the curtain windows rolled down. Heck the male studs couldn't even get a bounce out of this vehicle so they all must have been duds as studs.

The personal lives of the rich and famous people who were associated with the yellow Rolls Royce were shallow at best and only Ingrid Bergman seemed to have a conscience and purpose as to what she wanted to accomplish with her meaningless richly endowed life.

I found no mystery nor intrigue to any of the three seperate storylines and I was disappointed that so many big name stars would appear in this time waster.

I can't rate it any higher than a less than deserving 4 out of 10 rating.


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