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Scent of Mystery is a american film directed by Jack Cardiff released in USA on 12 january 1960 with Denholm Elliott

Scent of Mystery (1960)

Scent of Mystery
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Released in USA 12 january 1960
Length 2h5
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Rating55% 2.7597052.7597052.7597052.7597052.759705

Scent of Mystery is a 1960 mystery film that featured the one and only use of Smell-O-Vision, a system that timed odors to points in the film's plot. It was the first film in which aromas were integral to the story, providing important details to the audience. It was produced by Mike Todd, Jr., who in conjunction with his father Mike Todd had produced such spectacles as This is Cinerama and Around the World in Eighty Days.


A mystery novelist, played by Denholm Elliott, discovers a plan to murder an American heiress, played by Elizabeth Taylor in an uncredited role, while on vacation in Spain. He enlists the help of a taxi driver, played by Peter Lorre, to travel across the Spanish countryside in order to thwart the crime. Some scenes were designed to highlight the Smell-O-Vision's capabilities. In one, wine casks fall off a wagon and roll down a hill, smashing against a wall, at which point a grape scent was released. Other scenes were accompanied by aromas that revealed key points to the audience. The assassin was identified by the smell of a smoking pipe, for example.


Denholm Elliott

(Oliver Larker)
Peter Lorre

Elizabeth Taylor

(Woman of Mystery)
Paul Lukas

(Baron Saradin)
Liam Redmond

(Johnny Gin)
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