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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

Several of the character names are taken from the Lewis Carroll poem "Jabberwocky". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Yvonne: He's got an awfully nice speaking voice when he's not pretending to be common.
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Trouble
Music by John Addison
Lyrics by George Melly
Performed by Rita Tushingham
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Pop madness from the groovy streets of 60s London
9 May 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this film in its entirety on Youtube (May 2011) and am glad that I did. This film is a time capsule of the styles and faces of the mid-late 1960s and of 'groovy' London. The film offers a cornucopia of great faces of British comedy, all of which add to the mayhem of a loosely directed, pie-in-your-face slapstick comedy.

This film presents you with several extended pie-fight sequences, sixties songs (none of which are famous) and lots and lots of London scenery, the film being shot entirely on location. None of the cast are taking this film seriously and the result is actually quite funny, and adequately entertaining to hold attention for 100 minutes. Rather than feel dated this film is more of a time capsule of an era some 45 years old.

In short, the film is good humoured and worth seeking out. Play spot the actor and cringe at the naff songs which are interspersed throughout the movie. It's too much.


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