The Yellow Rolls-Royce

The Yellow Rolls-Royce

DVD - 2009
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Passion, intrigue, adventure, love-- everything happens in the yellow Rolls-Royce, a luxury automobile that ties together three stories as it passes from owner to owner. In the first, an aristocrat with a penchant for the racetrack discovers his wife has a penchant for backseat amour. Then a moll takes a spin down lover's lane in the Rolls while her mobster boyfriend is busy rubbing out the competition. Finally, an imperious widow purchases the car and drives straight into danger as she helps an anti-fascist escape the Nazis.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2009
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 9781419873492
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jan 23, 2017

I was unable to sit through the last half of this movie. There was nothing that could hold my attention, apart from the lead story where Rex Harrison returns the classic vehicle to the dealer because it would always remind him of the time he found his wife in an adulteress embrace inside the vehicle. Did someone think this was going to be a modern version of the Canterbury Tales with the car as the setting for stories across time and space and generations? Thank God I didn't have to spend any money on this library rental.

Mar 24, 2016

So what’s the lesson here? Rolls Royces make great aphrodisiacs but lousy marriage counsellors? Director Anthony Asquith fails to inspire his dream cast to deliver more than adequate performances while some lovely technicolor backdrops do nothing to elevate Terence Rattigan’s insipid script. Billed as a “comedy” this is pure late-night television fodder that quickly runs out of gas before blowing all four tires.

Dec 13, 2014


Nov 08, 2010

Skip It - Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964) 122 min. Interesting premise of following a yellow Rolls-Royce from owner to owner and allowing the viewer insight into each character and event that befalls the character and car. Unfortunately, the film’s three stories are not very interesting in and of themselves. Forgettable film from the mid-1960s despite the likes of greats such as Ingrid Bergman, Rex Harrison and Shirley MacLaine. Regardless, thanks to OPL for ordering this classic film. We need more of the oldies...


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