A BREATH OF SCANDAL

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While fixing his car, he hears the castle bells ringing

So does Olympia and it wakes her up.  She finds a note from Paul saying he's working on his car and will be back soon.

She gets dressed and rides back to the castle without leaving Paul a note

When Paul comes back to the hunting lodge, she's gone and he has no idea where.

Back at the castle there is a missive from the emperor telling her she's forgiven and may come back to Vienna. She's arriving here at

her parents' house.

Her mother comes to greet her

The emperor's palace

Her father comes home and is delighted to see her

Passing in front is a countess played by Angela Lansbury.  She's the bad guy of the movie.

Meanwhile Paul has drive to Vienna with his crooked Pennsylvania license plate and arrives at the palace, hoping to see the emperor.

Prince Philip is also going into the palace and Paul asks him if it's all right to park there. Paul has no idea Philip is the father of the woman

he met or that he is a prince.

Paul enters the palace, cannot see the emperor, runs into Philip again and finds out he's a prince and tries to present his aluminum offer to him,

but Philip is busy and won't discuss it now.

Paul has overheard there is to be a ball at Prince Philip's house and he comes uninvited, hoping to present the aluminum proposal.

Philip's house is, um, rather ornate

He does manage to talk with Philip, who says he will give the proposal to the emperor

Prussian Prince Rupert arrives at the ball.  The emperor has arranged a marriage between him and Olympia.

He has not seen Olympia since she was a girl and is most impressed with her waist to bust ratio, which defies all known properties of the universe.

Olympia goes to ask her father something, opens his office door, and finds...

...Paul, who is utterly shocked to see her there, especially dressed as she is and with that positively mystifying waist to bust ratio.

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