Redwind Productions Inc., in association with Cinerama Inc, is proud to present for the very first time – the lost and now re-mastered 70mm treat, filmed entirely in Spain…Originally titled “Scent of Mystery” and presented in “Smell-O-Vision”, this unique and magical adventure, follows a mystery novelist, played by Denholm Elliott, who discovers a plan to murder an American heiress, played by Beverly Bentley, while on vacation in Spain. He enlists the help of a local taxi driver, played by Peter Lorre, to travel across the Spanish countryside in order to thwart the crime. Directed by noted cinematographer-turned director Jack Cardiff. Paired with Mario Nascimbene’s fine score, and a cast that includes, Paul Lukas, Liam Redmond, Leo Mckern and Diana Dors, it made for solid entertainment. It also featured a big major star cameo, in a role critical to the film’s scenario. That cameo was unbilled, although the film itself had no credits on screen. They were originally given to the audience in their road show program. The film’s restoration has now added, for the first time, a credit roll at the picture’s end. The screenplay was adapted from the 1947 novel Ghost of a Chance by Kelley Roos, the pen name of husband and wife mystery writers Audrey Kelley and William Roos.
A Sense of Murder…….
He was a young Englishman on a holiday in Spain and she was the kind of scenery he didn’t want to miss. Even from the back, the long graceful legs, the slim waist, and the large hat were quite a sight. He didn’t know her, but wanted to. Then he discovered they wanted to kill her. And if he didn’t stop them within the next 36 hours, the only place he would see her again would be in the morgue.
FEATURE FILM: A new 1080P re-mastering from 65 & 70mm elements
SOUND: Dolby Digital 2.1 and 5.1 audio restoration from 6-channel original
ASPECT RATIO: SMILEBOX
RUNNING TIME: 109 MINUTES
*Dolby Digital 2.0 and 5.1 STS-HD Master
Audio restoration created from the 6 track 70mm masters.
* Holiday In Spain Locations short
A look at the film’s location then and now -15 min.
* Missing Scenes from Scent of Mystery version
A selection of rare film elements including “rushes” found in the Cinerama vaults -10 min.
* 36 page booklet:
Reproduction of the original 1960 Scent of Mystery program.
* Feature Length Audio Commentary
With historian Bruce Kimmel, Sandra Shahan, and remastering director David Strohmaier.
* Exclusive Interviews
With actress Beverly Bentley who plays Sally and with Susan Todd daughter of the producer. -35 min.
* Remastering of Holiday In Spain short
An exclusive look at the remastering of the film from deteriorating 65 and 70mm elements -8 min.
A montage of behind the scenes production stills, publicity stills, and original ads and posters. -10 min.
* Cinerama Trailers Gallery
Trailers for This Is Cinerama, Cinerama Holiday, Seven Wonders of the World, Search For Paradise, Cinerama South Seas Adventure, Windjammer, Holiday In Spain and the Golden Head. -34 min.
* Plus bonus stereo music audio CD of Mario Nascimbene's score.