6.4/10
296
19 user 4 critic

Smashing Time (1967)

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

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An immature teenager marries a young biker but becomes disenchanted with the realities of working class marriage and her husband's relationship with his best friend.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Rita Tushingham, Colin Campbell, Dudley Sutton
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In 1960s Dublin a young girl becomes involved with an older man, a much-travelled and still married land-owner.

Director: Desmond Davis
Stars: Peter Finch, Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When a brutal police detective Lt. murders a bookmaker's runner for $25,000 in cash, a deaf mute sees him do it, and now he finds he must kill again to cover his tracks.

Directors: Howard W. Koch, Edmond O'Brien
Stars: Edmond O'Brien, John Agar, Marla English
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A pregnant teenage girl must fend for herself when her mother remarries, leaving the girl with only a new male friend for support.

Director: Tony Richardson
Stars: Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The lives of a number of the workers and executives in a Manhattan skyscraper are affected by the actions of a philandering and crooked company boss.

Director: Frank R. Strayer
Stars: Mary Brian, Irene Rich, James Hall
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In 1st century Rome, Christian slave Demetrius is sent to fight in the gladiatorial arena and Emperor Caligula seeks Jesus' robe for its supposedly magical powers.

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: Victor Mature, Susan Hayward, Michael Rennie
A Place to Go (1963)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Amidst the pub sing-songs and bombsites and with slums giving way to high-rise flats, life in Bethnal Green is changing for the Flints. Dad may decide to quit the docks and their daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Rita Tushingham, Michael Sarne, Bernard Lee
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other, somewhat more respectable, members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensue.

Director: Peter Medak
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe
Spare the Rod (1961)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

It is London in the year 1960 and John Saunders enthusiastically begins his new teaching career at a tough slum-area school. His class are bored pupils in their last term before leaving. Will he handle the grave problems that lie ahead?

Director: Leslie Norman
Stars: Max Bygraves, Donald Pleasence, Geoffrey Keen
Simba (1955)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A European family in East Africa finds itself caught up in an uprising by local black Africans against their white colonial masters. Based on the Mau-Mau rebellion in Kenya in the early 1950s.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Virginia McKenna, Basil Sydney
Slave Ship (1937)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett
Stars: Warner Baxter, Wallace Beery, Elizabeth Allan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Nicole has no job and is several weeks behind with her rent. Her solution to her problem is to try and snare a rich husband. Enlisting the help of her friend Gloria and the maitre'd at a ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster
Stars: Danielle Darrieux, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Mischa Auer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Tom Wabe
...
Charlotte Brillig
...
Mrs. Gimble
...
Bobby Mome-Rath
Jeremy Lloyd ...
Jeremy Tove
Toni Palmer ...
...
Irishman
...
Dominic
Arthur Mullard ...
Cafe Boss
...
1st Waiter
John Clive ...
Sweeney Todd manager
Mike Lennox ...
Disc Jockey
...
Tramp
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Two Girls Go Stark Mod! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 February 1968 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

2 Anglaises en délire  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

| (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The last film of Amy Dalby. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Brenda: I'm glad I'm just a pussy!
See more »

Connections

Featured in Film Review: Backs British Films (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

New Clothes
Music by John Addison
Lyrics by George Melly
Performed by Rita Tushingham
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page