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Smashing Time (1967)

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Two young women arrive in London to make it big in show business, and become corrupted by money and fame in the process.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rita Tushingham ...
Brenda
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Yvonne
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Tom Wabe
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Charlotte Brillig
Irene Handl ...
Mrs. Gimble
Ian Carmichael ...
Bobby Mome-Rath
Jeremy Lloyd ...
Jeremy Tove
Toni Palmer ...
Toni
George A. Cooper ...
Irishman
Peter Jones ...
Dominic
Arthur Mullard ...
Cafe Boss
Ronnie Stevens ...
1st Waiter
John Clive ...
Sweeney Todd manager
Mike Lennox ...
Disc Jockey
Sydney Bromley ...
Tramp
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Storyline

Two young women from England's northern counties; the plain Brenda and the flamboyant Yvonne, arrive in London to find fame and fortune. Misdirected and separated, they strike out on their own with Yvonne becoming a model and Brenda a waitress. After Brenda sabotages Yvonne's date whom takes advantage of her, they lose their jobs and soon the roles are reversed with Brenda succeeding as a model and Yvonne becoming a waitress. With both of them competing with the other, they soon learn that they have to team up to take on their adversaries in order to succeed. Written by Matt Patay

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Two Girls Go Stark Mod!

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Comedy | Musical

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26 February 1968 (Denmark)  »

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2 Anglaises en délire  »

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Trivia

First feature of Valerie Leon. See more »

Goofs

Moments after Brenda has fallen into a mud puddle twice, her clothes are clean and dry. See more »

Quotes

Yvonne: If I'm going to be famous I've got to have smart luggage!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Smashing Time
Music by John Addison
Lyrics by George Melly
Performed by Lynn Redgrave and Rita Tushingham
main title song
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Swinging London was almost like this
3 June 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I was living in London when this film opened, and it now seems an oddly accurate time capsule of the period, somewhere between trendy and tatty. Critics hated the film for trying to create a female Laurel and Hardy, but now it's the colours, the clothes and the attitude that seems right (although it's hard to forgive those helium-voiced gay stereotypes). Trivia note; the character names and places, pieced together, form most of the first verse of 'Jabberwocky', suggesting the intention to create a new Alice in Wonderland.


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