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A Breath of Scandal is a 1960 film. It was directed by Michael Curtiz and stars Sophia Loren, Maurice Chevalier, John Gavin and Angela Lansbury.

An Austrian princess (Loren) falls in love with a Pittsburgh mining engineer (Gavin), which drives her away from the Prince of Prussia, whom her father (Chevalier) favors.


This film features examples of:

  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Olympia prefers Charlie over the Prince of Prussia, whom her father favors.
  • Shout-Out: Charlie's question about the Crown Prince who shot himself and 'that girl' is a reference to the Mayerling incident, where Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria murdered his lover, Baroness Mary Vetsera, and then took his own life.

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