Cinema: Back-Seat Romance

The Yellow Rolls-Royce is a 1930 model Phantom II that serves as plot, theme, star and principal setting of this elegant, old-fashioned movie about roadside sex. Its occupants are a host of celebrated players driven by liveried chauffeurs, bodyguards and carnal desire. In three unconnected episodes of varying length and quality, they pass the Rolls from owner to owner, testing its serviceability for back-seat amours.

Rolls-Royce gets under way in high style when Rex Harrison, as a British Foreign Office nabob, goes out to buy a motorized bauble for his wife (Jeanne Moreau). "I don't much care for the shape of the...

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