GenreDrama, Comedy, Romance Duration CountryItaly
WriterWalter Bernstein, Sidney Howard, Ferenc Molnar, Ring Lardner Jr. Release date16 December 1960 DirectorsMichael Curtiz, Vittorio De Sica Music directorAlessandro Cicognini, Robert Stolz CastSophia Loren (Princess Olympia), Maurice Chevalier (Prince Philip), John Gavin (Charles Foster), Angela Lansbury (la comtesse Lina), Isabel Jeans (la princesse Eugénie), Tullio Carminati (Albert) Similar moviesRelated Michael Curtiz movies
TaglineYou'll Find Yourself in a Whirlpool of Wine, Women and Wonderful Fun!
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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 (Austria). Due in part to 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.