A BREATH OF SCANDAL
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Olympia runs away from him, dances with Rupert, then Paul finds her and says the next dance is his.
As she dances with him, she explains that she is going to marry Rupert, that she doesn't love Rupert but it is very beneficial to her
social standing to do so and she fully intends to do it.
Then she has staff escort Paul to the door
The next day the countess talks with Paul, hoping to find some dirt on Olympia since she saw Paul dancing with her at the ball. The countess
doesn't want Olympia to marry Rupert and here is where we get the reason for the movie's title because a single breath of scandal will keep
that marriage from happening.
Olympia is in an equestrian competition...
...and the countess invites Paul to attend with her.
Olympia wins and is congratulated by Rupert, but later Paul finds her and says he needs to talk with her.
She takes him to a can can place because no one she knows socially would be seen there and so she figures it's safe.
However, her father is there with another woman but Paul manages to get her out before she is seen.
He takes her home. They've been talking a lot and she really does like Paul.
Her father sings as he drives the lady to her house.
The next morning Olympia is happy as she remembers kissing Paul at the door last night.
Her mother, however, tells her she must get rid of him if she wants to marry Rupert, so a message is sent to Paul to meet her in the garden house.
Olympia is waiting for him and he's very happy to see her because now he thinks she loves him too.
But she says every cruel thing she can think of to make him go away.
However, it turns out the emperor is investigating the matter and plans to have his investigators talk to Paul, so Paul is summoned back
to Olympia's parents' house and asked what it will take for him not to cause trouble for Olympia's marriage to Rupert.
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