R | | Drama, History
Based on the Profumo Scandal of 1963, an affair between an exotic dancer and the Minister of War shakes up the British government.
British Conservative Member of Parliament John Profumo was married to Valerie Hobson. Sir Ian McKellen, who played Profumo, later played James Whale in Gods and Monsters (1998). Whale directed Hobson in Bride of Frankenstein (1935).
I have nothing to hide.
Stephen Ward: Come off it, John. We all have something to hide. What a boring life it would be if we didn't.
When Christine arrives at Heathrow from Spain after the scandal breaks, a modern illuminated sign is in the background as she walks from the gate.
Three versions of the film are available on video:
$658,660 30 April 1989