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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.

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Brenda
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Yvonne
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Tom Wabe
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Charlotte Brillig
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Mrs. Gimble
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Bobby Mome-Rath
Jeremy Lloyd ...
Jeremy Tove
Toni Palmer ...
Toni
George A. Cooper ...
Irishman
Peter Jones ...
Dominic
Arthur Mullard ...
Cafe Boss
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1st Waiter
John Clive ...
Sweeney Todd manager
Mike Lennox ...
Disc Jockey
Sydney Bromley ...
Tramp
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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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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: He's got an awfully nice speaking voice when he's not pretending to be common.
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Connections

References The Great Race (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Swinging Thru London
Music by John Addison
Lyrics by George Melly
Performed by Lynn Redgrave and Rita Tushingham
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Great satire on 1960's London youth culture!
10 March 1999 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

I can't believe Leonard Maltin dissed this picture -- it's a rare gem of trippy brilliance, influential as hell on arbiters of style like "Absolutely Fabulous" and the "Austin Power" series. Lynn Redgrave (!), fresh out of "Georgy Girl", bumbles through looking like a great big blonde lovable cow in a succession of astonishing wigs, while her costar Rita Tushingham (!!) veers back and forth from frumpy/frowny to slapstick/mime to The Face of the 60's. The humor is broad and scatological, but cutting when its satire -- sample song lyric: "I can't sing, but I'm young!!" If you can find it, grab it.


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