A Breath of Scandal

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A Breath of Scandal
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Directed by Michael Curtiz
Produced by Marcello Girosi
Carlo Ponti
Written by

Walter Bernstein (adaptation)

Sidney Howard (translation)
Ferenc Molnár (play)
Ring Lardner Jr. (uncredited)
Starring Sophia Loren
Maurice Chevalier
John Gavin
Angela Lansbury
Music by Alessandro Cicognini
Robert Stolz
Cinematography Mario Montuori
Edited by Howard A. Smith
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) 16 December 1960
Running time 97 min.
Country Italy
United States
Language English

A Breath of Scandal, known as Olympia in Italy, is a 1960 film adapted from Ferenc Molnár's stage play Olympia. It stars Sophia Loren, Maurice Chevalier, John Gavin and Angela Lansbury and was directed by Michael Curtiz. The film is set at the turn of the 20th century and features lush technicolor photography of Vienna and the countryside of Austria. The costumes and lighting were designed by George Hoyningen-Huene and executed by Ella Bei of the Knize fashion house in Austria. Due in part to Michael Curtiz's direction which Sophia Loren was at odds with, Italian director Vittorio De Sica was hired to reshoot certain scenes with Loren after hours without Curtiz's knowledge.

It is based on the 1928 play Olympia rather than being a remake of the 1929 MGM film His Glorious Night.[1]

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